Accession Number:

ADA209063

Title:

Inverse Scattering: Ionospheric Structure Determination

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Jul 1979-30 Jun 1980

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

A paper entitled Curved Space Scattering has already been sent to AFOSR. The abstracts of the paper and report contain statements of the research accomplished. In addition we have looked into the following problems a. We have employed the Kanal-Moses variational principle to treat the synthetic data discussed in the report listed in 1.1. It was found that if the initial trial function is within 10 of the actual result, then the K-M variational principle gives the result to better than 1. We have generalized the results of Kay for n-poles in such a way that practical applications are possible, e.g. to the ionosphere. To test the method we are in the process of studying the 4- and 10-pole cases before treating the 100-pole case.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE