Accession Number : ADP006141

Title :   On Functional Approach to Random Wave Propagation Problems,

Corporate Author : WAYNE STATE UNIV DETROIT MI DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Chow, P. L.

Report Date : MAY 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Method of functional integration for wave propagation through random media is presented. The method is applied to calculate the coherent and mutual coherent functions for a parabolic wave. It is shown that a correction to the parabolic-Markovian approximation can be easily made in the setting. Then the method is also applied to the random Helmholtz equation. It is possible to solve this problem by either Feynman's path integral or Wiener's integral. Asymptotic evaluation of such functional integrals is described. Examples and general remarks are provided. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, INTEGRATION, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE