Accession Number : AD0654158

Title :   A PROGRAM FOR INTEGRATING THE WAVE EQUATIONS IN A CONTINUOUS IONOSPHERE, WITH COMPUTATION OF INITIAL CONDITIONS.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY ELECTRONICS LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Sheddy,C. H.

Report Date : 01 MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The differential equations which must be integrated to obtain full-wave solutions for radio propagation in a continuous ionosphere are given. A computer program integrates the equations using the reflection coefficient matrix as the dependent variable. The program is compared with an earlier version (DASA Report 1615) which uses an admittance-matrix integration. The program computes its own initial conditions using an exact solution (for EW propagation) due to Crombie for a sharply bounded ionosphere. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIO TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS), (*IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION

Subject Categories : Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE