Using FDTD simulations to study radio propagation effects

Jun 13, 2018, 2:50 PM


Stijn Buitink (Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB))


Propagation of radio emission through surfaces or media with inhomogeneous properties is usually simulated by means of ray-tracing. It is however possible that there are cases where it more suitable to treat the radiation as waves. We use a Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) code to simulate the propagation of radio emission through ice, with a particular focus on the role of an inhomogeneous firn layer.

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Stijn Buitink (Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB))

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