Analytic Ray Solutions for High-Frequency Radio-Wave Propagation Through Plane Stratified Ionosphere Models
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1972 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 7, Issue 4, pages 449–455, April 1972
How to Cite
1972), Analytic Ray Solutions for High-Frequency Radio-Wave Propagation Through Plane Stratified Ionosphere Models, Radio Sci., 7(4), 449–455, doi:10.1029/RS007i004p00449.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 30 JUL 1971
The transmission of high-frequency radio waves through the ionosphere is examined for a plane-stratified, isotropic ionospheric model and an impulsive point source. Explicit solutions for the path relations and the signal amplitude for the homogeneous-slab model illustrate the breakdown of straight-line approximations to the ray path. Implicit solutions for the path relations that are useful for iterative evaluation are also found for more general ionospheric profiles.