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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Plasma Physics Research & Development

Location

Sensors Directorate, RY/Electromagnetics Technology Division

RO# Location
13.35.01.B7989 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Sotnikov, Vladimir I. Vladimir.Sotnikov.1@us.af.mil 937.713.8946

Description

This research opportunity involves working in the AFRL Plasma Physics Laboratory with Government R&D Scientists and Engineers to develop physics-based models for generation of 3D coherent and random density irregularities with long-range spatial correlation properties. Research objectives in the Plasma Physics Laboratory include (1) the development and optimization of a 3D computer code for analysis of propagation and scattering of communication signals in a plasma with coherent vortex structures and random density irregularities, and (2) application of parallelization techniques to increase performance.

 

References

Sotnikov VI: Physics of Plasmas 18: 2011

Sotnikov VI: Low Frequency Plasma Turbulence in Survellance and Comm, AMOS Conference, HI, September 2012

 

Keywords:
Plasma; Numerical synthesis of 3D; Propagation and scattering effects; Ionospheric; Propagation model; Communication; Laser beam; Direct energy; Refractive index;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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