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Theoretical Investigation Of Millimeter Wave Propagation Through A Clear Atmosphere
Author(s): Robert M. Manning; F. L. Merat; P. C. Claspy
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Paper Abstract

A general treatment is given to electromagnetic wave propagation through a non-particle containing, randomly dispersing and absorbing atmosphere. The model, based on weak fluctuation theory, is capable of describing the propagation of five different wave types. Fundamental statistical quantities such as log-amplitude and phase correlation functions, structure functions and the mutual coherence function of a general beam wave are derived. The atmospheric fluctuations are introduced into the model via the von Karman spectrum. Due to its qualifications, the model finds particular application to millimeter and near-millimeter wave propagation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1982
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0337, Millimeter Wave Technology I, (22 October 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.965928
Show Author Affiliations
Robert M. Manning, Case Western Reserve University (United States)
F. L. Merat, Case Western Reserve University (United States)
P. C. Claspy, Case Western Reserve University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0337:
Millimeter Wave Technology I
William E. Keicher; Ronald R. Parenti, Editor(s)

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