A ray tracing formulation and its application to some problems in over-the-horizon radar
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1998 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 33, Issue 4, pages 1187–1197, July-August 1998
How to Cite
1998), A ray tracing formulation and its application to some problems in over-the-horizon radar, Radio Sci., 33(4), 1187–1197, doi:10.1029/98RS01523.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 FEB 1998
- Manuscript Received: 23 OCT 1997
A simple, two-dimensional ray tracing scheme is developed and is applied to several propagation problems of importance to over-the-horizon radar. In particular, it is used as the basis of schemes for the simulation of oblique and backscatter ionograms. The efficiency of the scheme makes it ideal for applications where fast calculations are required, and an algorithm for inverting backscatter ionogram leading edges is developed as a particular example.