15 September 1993 New approach to determining signal reduction in an attenuating inhomogeneous atmosphere
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This paper discusses an aspect of spatially varying dissipative (extinction) and reflective (backscattering) losses that ultimately may allow a relatively quick appraisal of measured data quality, using a new figure of merit q(x), after some limited preprocessing. In order to do this, the paper presents the exact analytical, closed-form, finite solution for the inversion of the classical first-order nonlinear Riccati differential equation (RDE) which relates the reflection coefficient (R) and its derivative (dR/dx) to the otherwise arbitrary profiles of the media parameters [(epsilon) 1(X) equals (epsilon) 1(X) - j(epsilon) 2(X)] in the coefficients of the RDE. This synthesis assumes a deterministic medium which can be accurately represented by the usual media parameters.
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Henry Berger, Henry Berger, } "New approach to determining signal reduction in an attenuating inhomogeneous atmosphere", Proc. SPIE 1968, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154882; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.154882
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