Accession Number:

AD0600454

Title:

ON THE THEORY OF NOISE-LIKE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS OF ARBITRARY SPECTRAL WIDTH.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no. 32,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA ANTENNA LAB

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Report Date:

1964-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

214.0

Abstract:

Attention is restricted to fields whose random fluctuations result exclusively from the chaotic nature of the source. The theory is expressed in terms of the second order moment of the field vector hence, it is a tensor theory. The principal field quantity, the dyadic field spectral density DFS, is interpreted from both a statistical and a physical standpoint. In particular, a statistical analysis of partial polarization is presented with the aim of providing a physical interpretation of the polarization of a quasimonochromatic field. The differential equations that govern the behavior of the DFS are derived in the presence of a source, in a source free region, and in a generalized dielectric medium. Boundary conditions are derived for the DFS at a dielectric interface, at a perfectly conducting interface, and at infinity. The differential equations are integrated for various cases with the aid of the dyadic Greens function. The resulting integral representation for the DFS is employed to analyze an experiment that involves the measurement of a partially polarized, incoherent, discrete radio star by means of a twoelement radio interferometer. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE