The Theory of Scintillation with Applications in Remote Sensing
Copyright © 2011 the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Author(s): Charles L. Rino
Published Online: 25 FEB 2011 03:34PM EST
Print ISBN: 9780470644775
Online ISBN: 9781118010211
About this Book
In order to truly understand data signals transmitted by satellite, one must understand scintillation theory in addition to well established theories of EM wave propagation and scattering. Scintillation is a nuisance in satellite EM communications, but it has stimulated numerous theoretical developments with science applications. This book not only presents a thorough theoretical explanation of scintillation, but it also offers a complete library of MATLAB codes that will reproduce the book examples. The library includes GPS coordinate manipulations, satellite orbit prediction, and earth mean magnetic field computations.
The subect matter is for EM researchers; however, also theory is relevant to geophysics, acoustics, optics and astoronomy.