This comprehensive guide helps readers understand the theory and techniques needed to analyze and model radio wave propagation in complex environments. All of the essential topics are covered, from the fundamental concepts of radio systems, to complex propagation phenomena. These topics include diffraction, ray tracing, scattering, atmospheric ducting, ionospheric ducting, scintillation, and propagation through both urban and non-urban environments. Emphasis is placed on practical procedures, with detailed discussion of numerical and mathematical methods providing readers with the necessary skills to build their own propagation models and develop their own techniques. MATLAB functions illustrating key modeling ideas are provided online. This is an invaluable resource for anyone wanting to use propagation models to understand the performance of radio systems for navigation, radar, communications, or broadcasting.Read more
- Brings together multiple different topics on propagation modeling into one accessible volume
- Emphasizes practical procedures, enabling readers to build their own propagation models and develop their own specialized techniques
- Accompanied online by MATLAB-based software illustrating key modeling ideas
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- Date Published: January 2017
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107175563
- length: 296 pages
- dimensions: 252 x 180 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.75kg
- contains: 145 b/w illus.
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. Basic concepts
2. The fundamentals of electromagnetic waves
3. The reciprocity, compensation and extinction theorems
4. The effect of obstructions upon radio wave propagation
5. Geometric optics
6. Propagation through irregular media
7. The approximate solution of Maxwell's equations
8. Propagation in the ionospheric duct
9. Propagation in the lower atmosphere
10. Transionospheric propagation and scintillation.
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