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Comparison of turbulence MTF and aerosol MTF
Author(s): Itai Dror; Norman S. Kopeika
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Paper Abstract

An imaging system with a narrow field of view was used to measure the overall atmospheric MTF of an horizontal path and the turbulence MTF at the same time and over the same optical path over the visible and near IR. Results suggest that the atmospheric MTF is composed not only of turbulence MTF alone. Image quality is found to be degraded by aerosols, although the spatial frequencies of degradation were up to 5 tp 15 cycles per mrad rather than radian.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1688, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137938
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Itai Dror, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Norman S. Kopeika, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)


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

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