25 July 1989 Curved Electromagnetic Missiles
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Proceedings Volume 1061, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts; (1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951816
Event: OE/LASE '89, 1989, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Transient electromagnetic fields can exhibit interesting behavior in the limit of great distances from their sources. In situations of finite total radiated energy, the energy reaching a distant receiver can decrease with distance much more slowly than the usual r-2. Cases of such slow decrease have been referred to as electromagnetic missiles. All of the wide variety of known missiles propagate in essentially straight lines. A sketch is presented here of a missile that can follow a path that is strongly curved. An example of a curved electromagnetic missile is explicitly constructed and some of its simpler properties are discussed. References to details available elsewhere are given.
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John M. Myers, Hao-Ming Shen, Tai Tsun Wu, Howard E. Brandt, "Curved Electromagnetic Missiles", Proc. SPIE 1061, Microwave and Particle Beam Sources and Directed Energy Concepts, (25 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951816; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951816
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Missiles

Electromagnetism

Directed energy weapons

Microwave radiation

Particle beams

Fourier transforms

Radio propagation

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