EXPERIMENTAL MODEL OF THE STOCHASTIC PROCESSES ASSOCIATED WITH AIR-TO-AIR COMMUNICATIONS OVER SEA WATER (VERTICAL POLARIZATION),
NAVAL MISSILE CENTER POINT MUGU CALIF
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This paper considers the stochastic processes associated with air-to-air communications between high speed and high altitude aircraft or missiles. In this analysis, only the interaction of the field with the surface specifically sea water, was considered in detail because data were not available to study a particular stochastic process and also because some studies such as of the atmosphere have already been performed. Previous analyses of the surface have almost always considered the distribution of the surface irregularities as a function of space coordinates as the starting point of the study. In this analysis, the reflection coefficient instead of the surface irregularities is considered because the reflection coefficient is a parameter in the field equation and because it is anticipated that experimental data of the reflection coefficient can more easily be obtained than data on the surface irregularities. Further, the reflection coefficient is the terminal point of a compound stochastic process and hence by studying the reflection coefficient, the overall problem is simplified.