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Effect of turbulence scale and spectral function on optical image degradation
Author(s): Ven H. Shui; Barry L. Reeves
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Paper Abstract

Propagation of optical signals through a turbulent medium such as the atmosphere or the boundary layer around a missile or an aircraft, causes image degradation. This paper examines the characteristics of such degradation, including log-amplitude variance, phase variance, attenuation, and blur. In particular, the effect of using different turbulence spectral/correlation functions and the dependence on various characteristic length scales, are analyzed.

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Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1688, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137910
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Ven H. Shui, Textron Defense Systems (United States)
Barry L. Reeves, Textron Defense Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1688:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing
Anton Kohnle; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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