April 1969 | NTIA Technical Memo ERML ITS 160

Terrain Effects on Antenna Radiation Patterns. Part I: Mapping Irregular Terrain

Janet E. Herman; Randolph H. Ott

Abstract: A numerical technique for mapping irregular terrain is described. The input data are fitted with a finite series of Gaussian functions, and a computer program evaluates the unknown constants in the functions. Two numerical examples are considered, which demonstrate the usefulness of the method.

Keywords: terrain; diffraction; scattering function

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