Accession Number : AD0607629

Title :   STUDIES IN ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPAGATION. PART I: REFRACTIVE CORRECTIONS.

Corporate Author : TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

Report Date : 31 DEC 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : This report is one of a special series devoted to those problems of electromagnetic propagation which affect radio tracking and guidance of missiles and space vehicles. The information on which these reports is based has come from two sources: (1) previous investigation, both experimental and theoretical; (2)experimental simulation programs initiated by AFBMD and STL and theoretical studies made at STL. These studies were designed to anticipate and measure the fundamental physical limitations imposed by the atmosphere upon radio guidance. This material has been brought together in an effort to produce a unified current picture of propagation phenomena. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION), (*TRACKING, RADIO SIGNALS), (*GUIDANCE, RADIO SIGNALS), ATMOSPHERES, REFRACTIVE INDEX, ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE REFLECTIONS, RADIOFREQUENCY INTERFERENCE, SPACECRAFT, GUIDED MISSILES, POSITION FINDING, ERRORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE