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Path loss prediction over irregular terrains based on parabolic equation**

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**V. V.
Akhiyarov

Bauman Moscow State Technical University

Received
January 26, 2012

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Abstract. **
The solution of a parabolic equation for prediction of the field strength above the earth, allowing
for the vertical atmosphere stratification
and the geometry of terrain, is considered. The numerical algorithm
based on split-step Fourier transform is
shown. Solutions for well-known diffraction
problems such as spherical earth and a wedge
are obtained. The results for real terrain profiles
are produced.

**Keywords:** radio wave propagation,
parabolic equation.

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