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Determining seeing conditions of a horizontal turbulent optical path with video image analysis
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Paper Abstract

The turbulent effects from the Earth’s atmosphere degrade the performance of any optical system within it. There have been numerous studies in the effects of atmospheric turbulence on an imaging system that is pointed vertically to the sky looking at distant objects and the seeing conditions associated with it. We investigate the calculation of the seeing conditions with an imaging system pointed horizontally in terrestrial and maritime environments. We have acquired video data of different horizontal paths in the infrared wavelengths and performed data analysis that will be the basis of new characterizations and modeling of horizontal path atmospheric turbulence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8610, Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXV, 86100W (19 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2006479
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Christopher C. Wilcox, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Freddie Santiago, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Sergio R. Restaino, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Kyle P. Judd, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ty Martinez, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jonathan R. Andrews, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8610:
Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXV
Hamid Hemmati; Don M. Boroson, Editor(s)

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