Accession Number : ADA189677

Title :   Electromagnetic Shadowing by an Exponentially Distributed Rough Surface.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Reif, Clarence E

PDF Url : ADA189677

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to develop a shadowing function for a rough surface model that was based upon an exponential probability density function (pdf). This study had four critical parts: (1) Derive the characteristic function and the joint slope probability density function for a second-order exponential pdf. (2) Write a computer program to numerically compute the shadowing function for the second-order exponential pdf surface model. (3) Compare the shadowing function obtained with an 'exponential like' and Gaussian pdf. (4) Also, investigate a discrepancy in the mean-square total slope term.

Descriptors :   *PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, *SHADOWS, *ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DISTRIBUTION, EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS, MODELS, SURFACE ROUGHNESS, SURFACES, THESES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE