ground-reflected wave

ground-reflected wave

[′grau̇nd ri¦flek·təd ′wāv]
(electromagnetism)
Component of the ground wave that is reflected from the ground.
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For many wireless applications in the 50 to 2000 MHz range, such as broadcasting, paging and mobile telephony, two components of the space wave are of primary concern: energy received by means of the direct wave, which travels a direct path from the transmitter to the receiver, and the ground-reflected wave, which arrives at the receiver after being reflected from the surface of the earth.
The curvature of the earth further affects the propagation of the space wave since the ground-reflected wave is reflected from a curved surface.
Signal interference can also be caused by ground-reflected waves in the antenna's far field region.