Exact Ray-Calculation Analysis of Oblique Ionograms.
Technical rept. no. 37,
ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA RADIO RESEARCH LAB
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A method is developed for the analysis of oblique ionograms, i.e., group path versus wave frequency data for a fixed ground range. The method is based on the use of an ionosphere model which permits the exact computation of ray path parameters subject to the assumptions of spherically symmetric ionosphere concentric with the earth and neglect of earths magnetic field. The method is tested by applying it to a synthetic oblique ionogram for a single layer quasi-linear ionosphere. Results of analysis of the synthetic ionogram are in excellent agreement with the originally assumed parameters of the single layer quasi-linear ionosphere. Author
- Atmospheric Physics
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation