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Experimental measurements of statistical properties of scattered light due to double passage through a random phase screen
Author(s): Robert C. Heileman; Ronald L. Phillips
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Paper Abstract

An experiment was performed to analyze the effects of random phase screen correlation upon reciprocal path scattering (RPS) for a mirror target. It is well known that when a propagation wave is passed through a random phase screen, then back reflected through the same phase screen, signal enhancement and increased signal fluctuations occur. As the phase screen encountered by the back reflected beam evolves from that which the transmitted beam encountered, the RPS phenomena degrades. The results due to Taylor phase screen slewing are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1968, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154871
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Robert C. Heileman, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Ronald L. Phillips, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1968:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II
Anton Kohnle; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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