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Scattering from a rough surface in presence of atmospheric turbulence
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Paper Abstract

A Gaussian Schell Model (GSM) might be a convenient way to model extended beacons created on diffuse targets. Earlier, we used a full wave computational technique called the Method of Moments (MoM) to evaluate the scattered field from a rough impedance surface in vacuum. The MoM model showed several deviations from GSM. The present work uses a simulation approach based on physical optics approximation to study the scattering behavior in presence of atmospheric turbulence. A fully coherent beam is propagated through weak turbulence and is incident on the rough surface. The light scattered from the rough surface is again propagated through turbulence back to the source plane and the properties of the scattered radiation are studied through numerical simulations. The simulation results are compared with a GSM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8732, Atmospheric Propagation X, 87320G (17 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2016105
Show Author Affiliations
Santasri Basu, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (United States)
Milo W. Hyde, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Jack E. McCrae, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (United States)
Steven T. Fiorino, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8732:
Atmospheric Propagation X
Linda M. Wasiczko Thomas; Earl J. Spillar, Editor(s)

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