Abstract

The equation of radiative transfer for a plane-parallel medium is solved by assuming that second-order scattering and above is negligible. Radiation involved in the first scattering process is taken into account. The solution is used to determine the output of a receiver having a narrow field of view and an arbitrary response function. A scattering factor k¯ is defined for convenient determination of the approximate influence of the scattered radiation on reception through aerosols such as rain, fog, and mist. The factor k¯ can be used to define the conditions under which one should employ multiple scattering as opposed to single scattering theory. In order to utilize the results one must know the normalized Mie intensity function, albedo, and optical depth of the aerosol.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

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    [CrossRef]
  2. H. C. van de Hulst, Light Scattering by Small Particles (WileyNew York, 1957), p. 6.
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  4. S. Chandrasekhar, Radiative Transfer (Dover, New York, 1960), p. 43.
  5. R. S. Fraser, UCLA, Dept. of Meteorol., Rep. 2, Contr. AF19(604)-2429 (1959).
  6. D. Deirmendjian, in Electromagnetic Scattering, M. Kerker, Ed. (Macmillan, New York, 1963), Vol. 5, p. 171.
  7. M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1965), p. 453.
  8. D. E. Kerr, Propagation of Short Radio Waves, (Dover, New York, 1965), p. 681.
  9. T. S. Chu, D. C. Hogg, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 47, 723 (1968).

1968 (1)

T. S. Chu, D. C. Hogg, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 47, 723 (1968).

1965 (1)

R. G. Medhurst, IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagation 13, 550 (1965).
[CrossRef]

1962 (1)

G. V. Rozenberg, Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 145, 1269 (1962).

Born, M.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1965), p. 453.

Chandrasekhar, S.

S. Chandrasekhar, Radiative Transfer (Dover, New York, 1960), p. 43.

Chu, T. S.

T. S. Chu, D. C. Hogg, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 47, 723 (1968).

Deirmendjian, D.

D. Deirmendjian, in Electromagnetic Scattering, M. Kerker, Ed. (Macmillan, New York, 1963), Vol. 5, p. 171.

Fraser, R. S.

R. S. Fraser, UCLA, Dept. of Meteorol., Rep. 2, Contr. AF19(604)-2429 (1959).

Hogg, D. C.

T. S. Chu, D. C. Hogg, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 47, 723 (1968).

Kerr, D. E.

D. E. Kerr, Propagation of Short Radio Waves, (Dover, New York, 1965), p. 681.

Medhurst, R. G.

R. G. Medhurst, IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagation 13, 550 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Rozenberg, G. V.

G. V. Rozenberg, Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 145, 1269 (1962).

van de Hulst, H. C.

H. C. van de Hulst, Light Scattering by Small Particles (WileyNew York, 1957), p. 6.

Wolf, E.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1965), p. 453.

Bell Syst. Tech. J. (1)

T. S. Chu, D. C. Hogg, Bell Syst. Tech. J. 47, 723 (1968).

Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR (1)

G. V. Rozenberg, Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 145, 1269 (1962).

IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagation (1)

R. G. Medhurst, IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagation 13, 550 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Other (6)

H. C. van de Hulst, Light Scattering by Small Particles (WileyNew York, 1957), p. 6.

S. Chandrasekhar, Radiative Transfer (Dover, New York, 1960), p. 43.

R. S. Fraser, UCLA, Dept. of Meteorol., Rep. 2, Contr. AF19(604)-2429 (1959).

D. Deirmendjian, in Electromagnetic Scattering, M. Kerker, Ed. (Macmillan, New York, 1963), Vol. 5, p. 171.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1965), p. 453.

D. E. Kerr, Propagation of Short Radio Waves, (Dover, New York, 1965), p. 681.

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