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Riverside Research Presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics

6 February 2017

DAYTON, OH – Riverside Research, a not-for-profit company primarily serving the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Intelligence Community (IC), attended and presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics on October 31-November 4 in San Jose, CA on behalf of the Air Force Research Laboratory. The meeting brought together scientists and students from around the world to learn and discuss a broad range of topics spanning the realm of plasma physics.

From fusion to space phenomenon to plasma deposition systems, each field of plasma was represented by world renowned experts. A significant portion of the plasma physics community illustrated state-of-the-art research about fusion devices such as the well-known tokamak and the more recent stellarator. Riverside Research plasma physics expert, Nate Zechar, represented the Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate and presented at the meeting. He discussed a study about generating higher amplitude whistler waves through plasma wave mixing by the use of an experimental device known as the parametric antenna.

Conventional loop antennas have the capability to generate whistler waves; however, the process is inefficient. The study seeks to boost efficiency through the parametric antenna instead of a conventional loop antenna. Ultimately, the data acquired can help protect and reduce damage of space assets that regularly occur over time. Nate’s presentation was well-received and aligned with other research shared during the meeting.

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