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Atmospheric limitations on the performance of electro-optical systems: a brief overview
Author(s): Karin Stein; Szymon Gladysz; Dirk Seiffer; Andreas Zepp
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Paper Abstract

Atmospheric effects limit the performance of any electro-optical (EO) system. Tasks such as laser communications or horizontal-path imaging for long-range surveillance are highly affected by environmental effects. In the majority of cases, effects like turbulence impose a fundamental limitation to the capability of EO systems. In this paper, we give an overview of the limiting factors and we will show possibilities for restoration of images degraded by atmosphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9224, Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans III, 92240U (3 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064631
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Karin Stein, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Szymon Gladysz, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Dirk Seiffer, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Andreas Zepp, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9224:
Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans III
Alexander M. J. van Eijk; Christopher C. Davis; Stephen M. Hammel, Editor(s)

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