Groundwave propagation modeling: Problem-matched analytical formulations and direct numerical techniques


Sevgi L. , AKLEMAN F., FELSEN L.

IEEE ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION MAGAZINE, vol.44, no.1, pp.55-75, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/74.997903
  • Title of Journal : IEEE ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION MAGAZINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-75

Abstract

In this overview of groundwave propagation, dedicated to the memory of J. R. Wait, we address a particular class of propagation scenarios in the presence of surface terrain and atmospheric refractivity. Beginning with idealized analytically solvable models over a smooth spherical Earth, we trace the progression toward more "reality" through physics-based numerical algorithms, operating in the frequency and short-pulse time domain, which take advantage of computational resources. An extensive sequence of simulations for various terrains and atmospheric refractivities, as well as different source-receiver arrangements and operating frequencies, serves to calibrate these algorithms one against the other, and establishes the range of problem parameters for which each is more effective.