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Ground-based laser atmospheric propagation analysis--the Omega code
Author(s): Douglas P. Crawford; Eugene J. Sigal; Robert K. Tyson; Rick James Morgan
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Paper Abstract

Many of the advances in high energy laser beam propagation through the atmosphere have been made or have been influenced by computer-aided analysis. The WJSA Omega code is being used to analyze the performance and sensitivity of ground-based high-energy laser beam propagation. This very flexible code has been configured to model the uplink/beacon beam propagation through the atmosphere and to model the beam control system. A discussion of the special requirements placed on a four-dimensional atmospheric propagation code is presented here. Also, some results comparing several modeling methods are given with an analysis of their respective limitations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1221, Propagation of High-Energy Laser Beams Through the Earth's Atmosphere, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18335
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas P. Crawford, W. J. Schafer Associates, Inc. (United States)
Eugene J. Sigal, W. J. Schafer Associates, Inc. (United States)
Robert K. Tyson, W. J. Schafer Associates, Inc. (United States)
Rick James Morgan, Institute for Scientific Studies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1221:
Propagation of High-Energy Laser Beams Through the Earth's Atmosphere
Peter B. Ulrich; LeRoy E. Wilson, Editor(s)

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