International Journal of Antennas and Propagation

Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves in Terrestrial Environment for Applications in Wireless Telecommunications


Publishing date
24 Oct 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
06 Jun 2014

1School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

2Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

3Department of Physics, Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakshtan

4Department of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

5Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Varna, Varna, Bulgaria


Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves in Terrestrial Environment for Applications in Wireless Telecommunications

Description

Since the pioneering work by Sommerfeld at the beginning of the twentieth century for the problem of propagation of electromagnetic (EM) waves over a flat infinite plate, the above problem, in particular for propagation of EM waves over the surface of the earth, has attracted very much interest from the research community in “Antennas and Propagation” from both theoretical and practical points of view. During the 1930s, well known papers by K. A. Norton, based on the integral formulation by Sommerfeld, resulted in approximate solutions for the problem of radiation from vertical or horizontal antennas radiating over the surface of the earth, including expressions for the “space” and “surface” waves. Formulations for both flat and curved surfaces of the earth were derived at that time, while very soon both analytical mathematical formulae and experimental results were derived.

Since that time, and up to today, a great number of research studies have been published in the “Antennas and Propagation” community relevant to the above problem, probably because of additional practical interest for mobile and wireless telecommunications. These include from a variety of rigorous electromagnetic methods of propagation to simple models of propagation, or to rather empirical methods for mobile telecommunications applications based on measurements. In addition, we may point out here that, to our knowledge, a closed-form exact and analytical expression for the received EM field, based on a rigorous EM method, is not yet available in the literature. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Rigorous/approximate formulations for the EM propagation problem described above
  • Empirical models for the above propagation problem, based on measurements
  • Theoretical or experimental investigations for the propagation problem described above
  • All the above may refer either to flat earth or curved earth model, as it is usually the case in the related literature, mentioned above

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 412613
  • - Editorial

Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves in Terrestrial Environment for Applications in Wireless Telecommunications

Panayiotis Frangos | Dwight Jaggard | ... | Sava Savov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 297082
  • - Research Article

Determination of Measurement Points in Urban Environments for Assessment of Maximum Exposure to EMF Associated with a Base Station

Agostinho Linhares | Antonio José Martins Soares | Marco Antonio Brasil Terada
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 989348
  • - Research Article

The Radiation Problem from a Vertical Hertzian Dipole Antenna above Flat and Lossy Ground: Novel Formulation in the Spectral Domain with Closed-Form Analytical Solution in the High Frequency Regime

K. Ioannidi | Ch. Christakis | ... | S. K. Atanov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 158297
  • - Research Article

Rigorous 2D Model for Study of Pulsed and Monochromatic Waves Propagation Near the Earth’s Surface

Seil S. Sautbekov | Yuriy K. Sirenko | ... | Aleksey A. Vertiy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 718242
  • - Research Article

Calculation of Differential Propagation Constant Determined by Plant Morphology Using Polarimetric Measurement

Chufeng Hu | Nanjing Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 414532
  • - Research Article

Fast and Reliable Locating of Points with the Maximum Value of Total Electromagnetic Field Using a Modern Experimental Method for Radio Coverage in Urban Environment

Petar S. Medjedovic | Darko S. Suka
International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
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