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Electromagnetic Scintillation

Electromagnetic Scintillation

Volume 1. Geometrical Optics


  • Date Published: September 2001
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521801980

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  • Electromagnetic Scintillation describes the phase and amplitude fluctuations imposed on signals that travel through the atmosphere. The volumes that make up Electromagnetic Scintillation will provide a modern reference and comprehensive tutorial, treating both optical and microwave propagation and integrating measurements and predictions at each step of the development. This first volume deals with phase and angle-of-arrival measurement errors, accurately described by geometrical optics. It will be followed by a further volume examining weak scattering. In this book, measured properties of tropospheric and ionospheric irregularities are reviewed first. Electromagnetic fluctuations induced by these irregularities are then estimated for a wide range of applications. The book will be of interest to those working in the resolution of astronomical interferometers and large single-aperture telescopes, as well as synthetic aperture radars and laser pointing/tracking systems. It is also directly relevant to those working in laser metrology, GPS location accuracy, and terrestrial and satellite communications.

    • Provides a modern, comprehensive reference for all aspects of electromagnetic scintillation
    • Tailored to the needs of practitioners: astronomers, applied physicists and engineers
    • This tutorial presentation integrates predictions and measurements
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    'This volume will be of particular interest to astronomers, applied physicists and engineers developing instruments and systems at the frontier of technology. It also provides a unique reference for atmospheric scientists and scintillation specialists.' International Journal for Light and Electron Optics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521801980
    • length: 474 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 182 x 34 mm
    • weight: 0.988kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Waves in random media
    3. Geometrical optics expressions
    4. Single path phase variance
    5. Phase structure function
    6. Time variation of phase
    7. Angle-of-arrival fluctuations
    8. Phase distributions
    9. Field strength moments

  • Author

    Albert D. Wheelon, Enviromental Technology Laboratory, NOAA, Boulder, CO
    Dr. Albert D. Wheelon has been a visiting scientist for the past decade at the Environmental Technology Laboratory of NOAA in Boulder, Colorado. He holds a BSc degree in engineering science from Stanford University and a PhD in physics from MIT, where he was a teaching fellow and a research associate in the Research Laboratory for Electronics. He has published thirty papers on radio physics and space technology in learned journals.

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