Modified Propagation Constants for Nonuniform Plane Wave Transmission Through Conducting Media

Roger D. Radcliff, Constantine A. Balanis

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A geometrical optics model for propagation in conducting media requires the determination of the propagation constants for the field transmitted through a plane boundary. In general, the transmitted field produced by a nonuniform plane wave incident upon a plane boundary between two conducting media propagates with constants which are different from the intrinsic constants of the medium. The expressions for these constants are derived, and data are presented to illustrate when these modified propagation constants must be used to yield valid results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-411
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1982
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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