Accession Number : AD0660951

Title :   THE PROPAGATION OF RADIO WAVES ALONG THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Feinberg,E. L.

Report Date : 23 MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 761

Abstract : The monograph covers all the basic subdivisions of the theory of surface radiowave propagation, that is, of radio waves, for which the role of the ionosphere is immaterial. A theory is expounded for the plane and the spherical radio waves, alongside with the theory of events induced by the electrical inhomogeneity and the irregularity of the surface constituting the divide between the ground and the atmosphere, and that of the influence of the stratified inhomogeneity of the troposphere; described also are the methods of accounting for the effects connected with its turbulence. Topics included are: Basic equations; Region of space essential for the process of radiowave propagation; Propagation of radio waves in uniform media and refraction on the plane boundary of the interface; The field near the plane interface between the ground and the atmosphere; Dipole near a plane ground surface; Dipole near a spherical ground surface; Field above an electrically inhomogeneous ground surface; Propagation of radio waves over an uneven surface; Propagation of radio waves in a layerwise-inhomogeneous medium; Propagation of radio waves in a turbulent atmosphere.

Descriptors :   (*RADIO TRANSMISSION, THEORY), RADIO WAVES, EQUATIONS, PROPAGATION, SURFACES, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, SCATTERING, ABSORPTION, TROPOSPHERE, USSR

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE