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Ray Methods In Random Media
Author(s): John Hornstein; Joseph Fainberg
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Paper Abstract

We review ray-optical methods of analyzing short-wavelength propagation in random media. The advantages and limitations of ray methods are discussed, and results of the statistical theory of ray segment fluctuations pertinent to ray tracing are summarized. The standard method of Monte Carlo ray tracing is compared to a new method which takes into account recent results on the statistics of ray segment fluctuations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1981
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0277, Atmospheric Transmission, (28 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931898
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John Hornstein, Computer Sciences Corporation (United States)
Joseph Fainberg, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0277:
Atmospheric Transmission
Robert W. Fan, Editor(s)

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