25 July 1989 Curved Electromagnetic Missiles
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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, John M. Myers, Hao-Ming Shen, Hao-Ming Shen, Tai Tsun Wu, Tai Tsun Wu, Howard E. Brandt, 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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