Reflection of Electromagnetic Pulses From a Perturbed Linear Ionosphere Model
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1971 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 6, Issue 12, pages 1039–1043, December 1971
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1971), Reflection of Electromagnetic Pulses From a Perturbed Linear Ionosphere Model, Radio Sci., 6(12), 1039–1043, doi:10.1029/RS006i012p01039., and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 2 AUG 1971
The reflection of a horizontally polarized, impulsive plane wave by a weakly perturbed ionosphere model is considered. A linear electron density profile and a constant collision frequency are assumed for the unperturbed model, and magnetic field effects are neglected. The transient response is formulated as an inverse Fourier transform of the first-order frequency domain solution. For the special case of a thin-layer irregularity, a numerical inverse transform is used to obtain responses that satisfy causality. It is shown that the presence of the thin-layer irregularity is to modify the waveform of the reflected transient.