The impedance of a dipole antenna in the ionosphere: 2. Comparison with theory
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1975 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 10, Issue 5, pages 529–536, May 1975
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1975), The impedance of a dipole antenna in the ionosphere: 2. Comparison with theory, Radio Sci., 10(5), 529–536, doi:10.1029/RS010i005p00529., and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 1 OCT 1974
The interpretation of the experiment EIDI I, described in a companion paper, is undertaken. A relatively complete calculation of the impedance is done including the effect of the temperature of the plasma by using the Vlasov equation and hydrodynamic equations, the structure of the sheath using a simple model of it, the collision frequency computed for an equilibrium plasma, and an estimation of various other small effects (wake, ionospheric gradient, motion of ions, …). The result so obtained is in very good agreement with the experiment for the most part but a strong discrepancy appears in the resistance when X > 1. This indicates that the main features of the theory are correct except that a loss mechanism is missing; some hypothetical ones are discussed.