Ray trajectories in an absorptive ionosphere

Elazar Sonnenschein, Dan Censor, Igor Rutkevich, John A. Bennett

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Abstract

A simulation is conducted on electromagnetic ray propagation in a cold ionosphere in the presence of the earth magnetic field. The aim is to assess the effect of absorption on the ray trajectories. The Hamiltonian ray tracing formalism is extended in order to include the absorption effects in the formalism a-priori. High losses are considered in order to emphasize the effects. The variation of the ray paths with frequency, launching angle, collision frequency and electron density profile are examined for Chapman type F layer. It is found that, in certain cases, high collision frequency affects the ray path by as much as 500 km. Result for various conditions are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages176-179
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 19th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel - Jerusalem, Isr
Duration: 5 Nov 19966 Nov 1996

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 19th Convention of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in Israel
CityJerusalem, Isr
Period5/11/966/11/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)

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