This book is the first to present the application of parabolic equation methods in electromagnetic wave propagation. These powerful numerical techniques have become the dominant tool for assessing clear-air and terrain effects on radiowave propagation and are growing increasingly popular for solving scattering problems.
The book gives the mathematical background to parabolic equation modelling and describes simple parabolic equation algorithms before progressing to more advanced topics such as domain truncation, the treatment of impedance boundaries and the implementation of very fast hybrid methods combining ray-tracing and parabolic equation techniques. The last three chapters are devoted to scattering problems, with application to propagation in urban environments and to radar cross section computation.
This book will prove useful to scientists and engineers who require accurate assessment of diffraction and ducting on radio and radar systems. Its self-contained approach should also make it particularly suitable for graduate students and other researchers interested in radiowave propagation scattering.
- Chapter 2: Parabolic equation framework
- Chapter 3: Parabolic equation algorithms
- Chapter 4: Tropospheric radiowave propagation
- Chapter 5: Rays and modes
- Chapter 6: Oversea propagation
- Chapter 7: Irregular terrain modelling
- Chapter 8: Domain truncation
- Chapter 9: Impedance boundary modelling
- Chapter 10: Propagation over the rough sea surface
- Chapter 11: Hybrid methods
- Chapter 12: Two-dimensional scattering
- Chapter 13: Three-dimensional scattering for the scalar wave equation
- Chapter 14: Vector PE
Mireille Levy holds a PhD in mathematics from the Paris University Pierre et Marie Curie. She is head of the modelling group at the Radio Communications Research Unit of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, working on radiowave propagation and scattering. She is a Member of the IET and a Senior Member of the IEEE. She was awarded the Electronics Letters Premium in 1990.