Accession Number:

AD0735265

Title:

Scattering of HF Radio Waves by a Spherical Electron Cloud in the Presence of a Magnetic Field

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA

Report Date:

1971-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The scattering of HF radio waves by a spherical electron cloud in the presence of a magnetic field has been obtained in ray optics approximation for a Gaussian distribution of electron density. The objective of this report is to provide knowledge and understanding of the effect of the earths magnetic field upon the propagation of electromagnetic waves through the ionosphere, ionospheric irregularities, and artificial electron clouds. It is thus directed to the furnishing of data, together with criteria, for the solution of Air Force problems of discrimination, detection, and communication.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE