Accession Number : AD0271411

Title :   POWER SPECTRUM AND CORRELATION FUNCTION EVALUATION OF SELECTED TOWER REFRACTOMETER MEASUREMENTS

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : WALKER,G.B.

Report Date : 29 DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Measurements of atmospheric refractive index fluctuations in the boundary layer near the earth are reported. Recently developed telemetering refractometers were employed which allow direct recording of information on magnetic tape thereby reducing errors previously associated with these types of measurements. The data obtained were subjected to statistical analysis by analog techniques to obtain power density spectra and correlation functions. The results of the statistical analysis were compared with theoretical functions; agreement is indicated. Height dependence of the slope of the power density spectra and standard deviation are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADIO WAVES, *WAVE PROPAGATION, ANALOG COMPUTERS, ATMOSPHERES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, PROPAGATION, REFRACTIVE INDEX, REFRACTOMETERS, SCATTERING, TELEMETERING DATA, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE