Accession Number : AD0705006

Title :   FIELD FLUCTUATIONS IN A RANDOM CONTINUUM CONTAINING A SPHERICAL OBJECT INCLUSION,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO PALO ALTO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Knollman,G. C.

Report Date : 29 AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : For planewave propagation in a random continuum, the changes in mean-square amplitude and phase variations are derived due to the presence in the medium of a large spherical object arbitrary in density and refractive index, and positioned on the transmitter-to-receiver line-of-sight. The random continuum is taken as statistically homogeneous and isotropic in space with weak, large-scale refractive-index variations representable by a Gaussian autocorrelation function. Calculations are performed for far-field observation of the forward-scattered fluctuating signal. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WAVE PROPAGATION, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES), SPHERES, REFRACTIVE INDEX, SCATTERING, PHASE

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE