Observational evidence for travelling wave modes bearing distance proportional shifts
Inspired Research - New York, USA
Received: 21 April 2015
Accepted: 28 May 2015
Discrepancies of range between the Space Surveillance Network radars and the Deep Space Network in tracking the 1998 Earth flyby of NEAR, and between ESA's Doppler and range data in Rosetta's 2009 flyby, reveal a consistent excess delay, or lag, equal to instantaneous one-way travel time in the telemetry signals. These lags readily explain all details of the flyby anomaly, and are shown to be symptoms of chirp d'Alembertian travelling wave solutions, relating to traditional sinusoidal waves by a rotation of the spectral decomposition due to the clock acceleration caused by the Doppler rates during the flybys. The lags thus relate to special relativity, but yield distance proportional shifts like those of cosmology at short range.
PACS: 41.20.Jb – Electromagnetic wave propagation; radiowave propagation / 84.40.Ua – Telecommunications: signal transmission and processing; communication satellites / 02.30.-f – Function theory, analysis
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