Accession Number : AD0785080

Title :   Refractive Index Measurements by Adaptive Techniques (RIMDAPT: Phases I and IA).

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ADAPTRONICS INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : VAN Straten,Florence W. ; Barron,Roger L. ; Snyder,Richard F.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : A method for the adaptive computation of ray traces directly without going through the intermediate step of determining refractive indices or refractive index gradients is demonstrated. The basis of the new method of direct ray tracing is presented together with an exposition of the inherent difficulty of using measured or computed refractive index or refractive index gradients for ray tracing purposes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Refractive index, *Ray tracing, *Electromagnetic wave propagation, Meteorological data, Computations, Radar tracking

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE