High-frequency diffraction of a plane acoustic wave incident at a small angle to the axis of a narrow hyperboloid of revolution is considered. By the parabolic equation method in spheroidal coordinates, the leading term of field asymptotics in the near-surface boundary layer is constructed in the form of an integral involving Whittaker functions. Difficulties associated with its calculation are considered. Results obtained for the field at the surface of a perfectly rigid hyperboloid are presented. They reproduce the predicted high-frequency diffraction effects.
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- Acoustics and Ultrasonics