Accession Number : ADA194694


Title :   Scattering and Propagation in Random Media


Descriptive Note : Conference proceedings


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a194694.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 539


Abstract : The topic of scattering and propagation in random media is one that has implications for the design, development and operation of most military systems that radiate energy as a means of accomplishing their function. Primary emphasis is on scattering and transmission in the atmosphere; however, other related random medium effects are not excluded. Modern methods of characterizing random media, mathematical methods and their applicability, effects on electromagnetic waves and the interpretation of these effects to specific system applications are described. The region of the spectrum considered is essentially unlimited and ranges from very long waves to optics. The performance of existing surveillance communication and navigation systems as well as the design of future systems is influenced by the propagation of energy via random media. An understanding of the nature of the medium and its impact on system design and performance is essential to the NATO community. Keywords: Scattering; Propagation; Random media; Radiation; Electromagnetic waves; Spectrum.


Descriptors :   *PROPAGATION , *SCATTERING , *ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION , NATO , OPTICS , IMPACT , ENERGY , REGIONS , SPECTRA , NAVIGATION , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , MEDIA , NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES , LONG WAVELENGTHS


Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE