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International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 438239, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/438239
Research Article

RF Field Build-Up inside a Manned Space Vehicle Using Novel Ray-Tracing Algorithm

Centre for Electromagnetics, CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore 560017, India

Received 25 February 2013; Accepted 3 October 2013

Academic Editor: Linda L. Vahala

Copyright © 2013 Balamati Choudhury et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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