forward scatter

Definitions

Electronics

  • scattering of waves or particles through angles less than 90° with respect to the initial direction of radiation.
  • In radio wave propagation, the scattering of waves away from the transmitter.
  • In radio-wave propagation, the scattering of waves away from the transmitter after being reflected off the ionosphere. Also called forward propagation ionospheric scatter, or ionospheric scatter.
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