Some aspects of modulational interaction in Earth's dusty ionosphere
The development of modulational instability involving dust acoustic perturbations in dusty ionospheric plasma and in dusty plasmas of meteor tails in Earth’s ionosphere was considered. The effect of collisions of electrons, ions, and dust grains with neutrals at different altitudes was estimated. It is shown that, in this case, the influence of collisions of electrons and ions with neutrals is usually less significant than the influence of collisions between dust grains and neutrals. It is demonstrated that the effect of the modulational instability on the propagation of electromagnetic waves in the dusty ionospheric plasma is the most significant at heights of 100-120 km. The values of the wave vectors of the electromagnetic pump wave at which inelastic collisions with neutrals are important for the development of modulational interaction are calculated. The modulational interaction in the dusty ionosphere is important for the explanation of different phenomena such as ground-based observations of low-frequency ionospheric radio noises with frequencies below 60 Hz. The absence of observations of low-frequency ionospheric radio noise during such phenomena as noctilucent clouds and polar mesosphere summer echoes caused by the presence of dusty plasmas at heights of 80-95 km is explained by suppression of the development of the modulational instability at these heights. The role of inelastic collisions with neutrals in meteor tails is also discussed. It is shown that for typical parameters of dusty plasmas of meteor tails such collisions do not influence the development of the modulation instability in meteor tails.
Wave processes occurring under the interaction of the Earth's magnetosphere with dusty plasma near the lunar surface are studied. Ion-acoustic waves are shown to be excited in some regions of the magnetosphere due to the development of a linear hydrodynamic instability. This results in the excitation of ion-acoustic turbulence in these regions. Dust-acoustic waves are demonstrated to be generated due to the development of linear kinetic instability in the entire region of magnetotail interaction with dusty plasma near the Moon. Correspondingly, dust-acoustic turbulence can be excited in the entire region of the interaction of the Earth's magnetosphere with dusty plasma near the lunar surface. We discuss magnetic reconnection processes, which are related to the development of plasma turbulence at the Moon.
In quiet low-latitude Earth's ionosphere, a rather developed current system that is responsible for the Sq magnetic-field variations is formed in quiet sunny days under the action of tidal streams. The density of the corresponding currents is maximal at the equatorial latitudes in the midday hours, where the so-called equatorial current jet is formed. In this work, we discuss the nature of the equatorial current jet. The original part of this paper is dedicated to the study of the value of its response to external effects. First of all, it is related to estimating the possibility of using the equatorial current jet for generating the low-frequency electromagnetic signals during periodic heating of the ionosphere by the heating-facility radiation. The equatorial current jet can also produce electrodynamic response to the natural atmospheric processes, e.g., an acoustic-gravitational wave.
An original model of atmospheric wave propagation from the ground sources to ionosphere in the atmosphere with a realistic high-altitude temperature profile is analyzed. Shaping of a narrow domain with elevated pressure in the resonance region where the horizontal phase wave velocity is equal to the sound velocity is examined theoretically within the framework of the linearized equations. Numerical simulations for the model profiles of atmospheric temperature and viscosity confirm analytical result for the special feature of wave fields. The formation of the narrow domain with plasma irregularities in the D and low E ionospheric layers caused by the acoustic gravity wave singularity is discussed.
The dynamics of a two-component Davydov-Scott (DS) soliton with a small mismatch of the initial location or velocity of the high-frequency (HF) component was investigated within the framework of the Zakharov-type system of two coupled equations for the HF and low-frequency (LF) fields. In this system, the HF field is described by the linear Schrödinger equation with the potential generated by the LF component varying in time and space. The LF component in this system is described by the Korteweg-de Vries equation with a term of quadratic influence of the HF field on the LF field. The frequency of the DS soliton`s component oscillation was found analytically using the balance equation. The perturbed DS soliton was shown to be stable. The analytical results were confirmed by numerical simulations.
Radiation conditions are described for various space regions, radiation-induced effects in spacecraft materials and equipment components are considered and information on theoretical, computational, and experimental methods for studying radiation effects are presented. The peculiarities of radiation effects on nanostructures and some problems related to modeling and radiation testing of such structures are considered.
This volume presents new results in the study and optimization of information transmission models in telecommunication networks using different approaches, mainly based on theiries of queueing systems and queueing networks .
The paper provides a number of proposed draft operational guidelines for technology measurement and includes a number of tentative technology definitions to be used for statistical purposes, principles for identification and classification of potentially growing technology areas, suggestions on the survey strategies and indicators. These are the key components of an internationally harmonized framework for collecting and interpreting technology data that would need to be further developed through a broader consultation process. A summary of definitions of technology already available in OECD manuals and the stocktaking results are provided in the Annex section.