Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/7916
AuthorsAzzarone, A.* 
Bianchi, C.* 
Pezzopane, M.* 
Pietrella, M.* 
Scotto, C.* 
Settimi, A.* 
TitleIONORT: a Windows software tool to calculate the HF ray tracing in the ionosphere
Issue DateMay-2012
Series/Report no./42 (2012)
DOI10.1016/j.cageo.2012.02.008
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/2122/7916
KeywordsRay tracing, Ray path, Ionospheric models
Subject Classification01. Atmosphere::01.02. Ionosphere::01.02.05. Wave propagation 
AbstractThis paper describes an applicative software tool, named IONORT (IONOspheric Ray Tracing), for calculating a three-dimensional ray tracing of high frequency waves in the ionospheric medium. This tool runs under Windows operating systems and its friendly graphical user interface facilitates both the numerical data input/output and the two/three-dimensional visualization of the ray path. In order to calculate the coordinates of the ray and the three components of the wave vector along the path as dependent variables, the core of the program solves a system of six first order differential equations, the group path being the independent variable of integration. IONORT uses a three-dimensional electron density specification of the ionosphere, as well as geomagnetic field and neutral particles–electrons collision frequency models having validity in the area of interest.
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