Accession Number:

ADA014782

Title:

Iterative Ray-Tracing Simulation of Minimum Group-Path Traces in Swept-Frequency Backscatter Ionograms.

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-02

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Swept-frequency traces of minimum group-path length in backscatter-radar ionograms, computed for a measured three-dimensional electron distribution in the midnight sector of the polar ionosphere, are presented. Also presented are minimum group-path traces computed for trial electron distributions chosen to simulate the group-path traces of the measured electron distribution, and to show the effects on the group-path traces as consequences of variations made upon major features of the trial electron distributions.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE