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Atmospheric turbulence effects on a monostatic and bistatic retroreflecting link
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Paper Abstract

Experiments were conducted over a retro-reflecting link using both a monostatic and a bistatic laser interrogator that operated over adjacent terrestrial paths of ranges between 2 and 4km. Data communications parameters were monitored on the bistatic channel and irradiance measurements were recorded on both interrogators simultaneously. The off-axis bistatic receiver was 75mm in diameter and showed the advantage of both aperture averaging and uncorrelated irradiance components in comparison with the 28mm receiver used in the on-axis monostatic system. The normalized flux variance measured in the bistatic receiver peaked at a value close to 1 while the on-axis system saw corresponding levels of about 10 under sunlit midday conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9080, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XIX; and Atmospheric Propagation XI, 908017 (9 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2052950
Show Author Affiliations
Rita Mahon, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Mike S. Ferraro, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Peter G. Goetz, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Christopher I. Moore, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
James Murphy, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
William S. Rabinovich, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9080:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XIX; and Atmospheric Propagation XI
Monte D. Turner; Gary W. Kamerman; Linda M. Wasiczko Thomas; Earl J. Spillar, Editor(s)

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