Accession Number : AD0657112

Title :   COMPARISON OF PREDICTIONS OF VECTOR MODEL OF MICROWAVE REFLECTION FROM THE OCEAN WITH EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Beard,C. I. ; Brooks,F. E. , Jr

Report Date : 18 JUN 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The Vector Model of microwave reflection from the ocean was extended to predict total signal fluctuations at minima in the interference pattern, as well as maxima, and to predict the shapes of the probability distributions as a function of h psi/lambda. For these predictions one requires h psi, and lambda for the roughness parameter, h psi/lambda, and the polarization of the radiation. A knowledge of the antenna pattern is of course required. The treatment applies to line of sight propagation. A comparison of the theory to experimental results obtained by the Electrical Engineering Research Laboratory of The University of Texas in 1955 at the Gulf of Mexico is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE REFLECTIONS, OCEAN WAVES), (*MICROWAVES, REFLECTION), THEORY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, VECTOR ANALYSIS, GRAPHICS

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE