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Radio Science

Theories for radio ground wave transmission over a multisection path

Authors

  • James R. Wait


Abstract

Two analytical methods for treating electromagnetic wave transmission over a multisection curved earth are compared. In the first method, the integral equation is reduced such as to yield sums of residue terms that turn out to be identical in form to the result obtained by a mode-matching procedure. The approximations employed are similar only to the extent that waves reflected from the separation boundaries are neglected.

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