11 - 14 September 2017
13 March 2017
Late submissions will be considered. Please submit your abstract online as soon as possible.
26 May 2017
Manuscript Due Date:
14 August 2017
- Karin U. Stein, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
- Szymon Gladysz, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
- Ivo Buske, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
- Sylvain Cheinet, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis (France)
- David C. Dayton, Applied Technology Associates (United States)
- Denis Dion, Defence Research and Development Canada, Valcartier (Canada)
- Vladimir P. Lukin, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
- Cheryl Matson, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
- Sergio R. Restaino, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
- Alexander M. J. van Eijk, TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
- Arthur D. van Rheenen, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway)
- Mikhail A. Vorontsov, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
The use of sensors for active and passive remote sensing of the Earth and its atmosphere, for free-space laser communication, and for high-resolution imaging of ground-based and airborne objects are fields of growing interest for both civilian and military applications.
Such high-resolution space-to-ground (or ground-to-space) optical sensing systems use spectral regions varying from UV to Radar. However, they all must deal with long path atmospheric geometries and different radiating backgrounds. Instrument and measurement analysis therefore depends crucially on a thorough understanding of all optical effects that limit the sensor performance through an atmosphere that acts as an absorbing, scattering, and radiating random medium. Increasingly important in this area are modern methods used to ameliorate these effects through compensative hardware, algorithms, and measurements of atmospheric parameters at different locations.
Contributions are invited on the following topics and those related to them:
profiles of temperature, humidity, extinction, refractivity, radiance (also non-LTE), optical turbulence; updates of transmission and radiance codes, atmospheric refraction, atmospheric turbulence, VIS and IR backgrounds, statistics of propagation parameters.
meteorological models, the strong turbulence regime, laser beam propagation, laser speckle effects; correction methods for atmospheric effects in remote sensing, compensation for anisoplanatism and scintillation.
laser beam propagation, scattering and multiple scattering effects, the strong turbulence regime, aero-optic and jet plume effects, laser speckle effects; correction methods for atmospheric effects; coherent and incoherent imaging in anisoplanatic conditions; laser beam projection on an extended target; target-in-the-loop propagation and compensation in atmospheric turbulence.
laser beam focusing, sensing, and free-space communication, system and atmospheric simulations, hardware configurations, communications theory issues, bandwidth limits, multiplexing issues, adaptive optics use for increased performance, atmospheric modelling, and laser speckle and other noise sources, loss of coherence for active (laser) systems.
adaptive optics, deconvolution, sensor fusion, post processing etc; multi-conjugate adaptive optics, compensated imaging systems, etc.
novel optical components such as liquid crystal and MEMS devices, wavefront sensors, high-frame rate and low-noise IR detectors.