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Comparison of new theoretical models with field data for double-passage laser beam propagation
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Paper Abstract

Using a recent theory of scintillation, including the development of a probability density function (PDF) for the irradiance, a theoretical analysis is carried out on the system performance of a coherent array receiver in terms of the scintillation index, the implied carrier-to-noise (CNR), and signal fade statistics. We also describe a field experiment in which measured data from a wave reflected from a rough (Lambertian) target located 1000 m from the transceiver was used to calculate the scintillation index, CNR, and probability of fade. The results of this study support the theoretical models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3707, Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV, (28 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351393
Show Author Affiliations
Ammar Al-Habash, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Jing Xu, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Arnaud Delaval, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (France)
R. Glenn Sellar, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Ronald L. Phillips, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Larry C. Andrews, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
C. Martin Stickley, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3707:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV
Gary W. Kamerman; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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