Accession Number : AD0787622

Title :   The Frequency Dependence of Tropospheric Scatter Propagation and its Relation to Stratified Turbulence.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Skolnik,Merrill I.

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The experimentally determined wavelength and scattering-angle dependence of tropospheric scatter propagation can be explained by applying the energy spectrum obtained from stratified turbulence theory rather than spectrum from hemogeneous turbulence theory as is usually assumed. This results in the scattering to be proportional to the wavelength and to (sin theta/2) to the minus 5 power, where theta is the scattering angle. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Tropospheric scatter communications, Electromagnetic wave propagation, Turbulence, Stratification, Atmospheric motion

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE