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Electromagnetic Scintillation

Volume 1. Geometrical Optics

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  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521020121

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  • Electromagnetic Scintillation describes the phase and amplitude fluctuations imposed on signals that travel through the atmosphere. The two volumes of Electromagnetic Scintillation will constitute 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 and will be followed by a second volume on weak scattering. In this book, measured properties of tropospheric and ionsopheric irregularities are reviewed first. Electromagnetic fluctuations induced by these irregularities are then estimated for a wide range of applications.

    • 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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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Few books available today focus solely on electromagnetic scintillation; a reader might have to look in a number of books in different subject areas to find what these two volumes concisely detail." Optics & Photonics News

    "The author is to be congratulated, and thanked, for writing this comprehensive treatment of the scintillation of electromagnetic waves over broad spectrum, from visible light to radio waves." IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine

    "It is among the most definitive examinations of how Earth's atmosphere distorts waves of light, vital to developing more accurate telescopes, radars, lasers and even satellite-based global positioning systems." LA Times

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521020121
    • length: 476 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 171 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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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