Accession Number:

AD0645600

Title:

THE EIKONAL EQUATION IN A MOVING MEDIUM.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA ANTENNA LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The eikonal equation as derived by Sommerfeld and Runge has been extended to include the case of moving media under the condition where vc 1 v is the velocity of the medium, c is the speed of light in vacuum. Using the Hamilton Jacobi formalism, the equivalent system of linear equations was determined which can be used for ray tracing. An example of a moving medium where the index of refraction is a function of one of the coordinates has been considered. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Optics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE