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Numerical estimates of statistical characteristics of optical transfer function of stochastic scattering media
Author(s): Boris A. Kargin; Alexander E. Lavrentiev
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents two algorithms of the Monte Carlo method for estimating the optical transfer function (OTF) of the atmosphere-underlying surface system. Some results of numerical calculations of the mean value of the frequency- contrast characteristics of the scattering coefficients of a random field are presented. The calculations are based on horizontally-inhomogeneous models of the stochastic atmosphere, built on the Palms fluxes. The values, on the average, increase when transferring from the determined model to a one-dimensional stochastic model and then to a 3- D stochastic model. The obtained values of the frequency- contrast characteristics (FCC) were used for the correction of the simulated 'space snapshots' of test objects.

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Date Published: 13 January 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3583, Fifth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics, (13 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.337025
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Boris A. Kargin, Institute of Numerical Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics (Germany)
Alexander E. Lavrentiev, Novosibirsk State Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3583:
Fifth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics
Vladimir E. Zuev; Gennadii G. Matvienko, Editor(s)

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