Calculation of amplitudephase characteristics of signal scattered obliquely on meteor trail
Abstract
Diffraction processes occurring during oblique incidence of a plane radio wave on a cylinder with an irregular radius are investigated for the case of the decaying of a meteor trail. The boundary problem for the differential equation of the functions of the radial coordinate is found and solved by reduction to a Cauchy problem. Expressions are derived for the amplitudes and phases of the reflection H and Ewaves in a cylindrical coordinate system. The behavior of the amplitude and phase of the reflected waves with both polarizations are investigated as a function of the angles theta, phi and the normalized radius. It is found that a rigorous solution of the wave equations for oblique incidence makes it possible to calculate the characteristics of the reflected signal more accurately than by the approximate method.
 Publication:

USSR Rept Electron Elec Eng JPRS UEE
 Pub Date:
 January 1985
 Bibcode:
 1985RpEEE.......34K
 Keywords:

 Meteor Trails;
 Plasmas (Physics);
 Radio Waves;
 Scattering Amplitude;
 Wave Diffraction;
 Wave Scattering;
 Angles (Geometry);
 Cauchy Problem;
 Differential Equations;
 Equations Of Motion;
 Problem Solving;
 Communications and Radar