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Wavefront propagation and imaging through cirrus clouds
Author(s): Barbara Tehan Landesman; Peter J. Kindilien; Charles L. Matson
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Paper Abstract

The authors present a wavefront reconstruction technique for beams forward scattered and back scattered through cirrus clouds. The technique uses ray distributions from the Coherent Illumination and Ray Trace Imaging Software for Cirrus which traces the propagation and E field vectors through a 3D volume of ice crystals in the shape of columns, plates, bullets, and bullet rosettes with random positions and polydisperse sizes and orientations. The wavefronts are then propagated to a telescope receiver on the ground and imaged in the receiver focal plate. A modification transfer function for each of these images is calculated and compared to the MTF for a diffraction-limited system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3866, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems III, (10 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.371334
Show Author Affiliations
Barbara Tehan Landesman, Applied Technology Associates (United States)
Peter J. Kindilien, Applied Technology Associates (United States)
Charles L. Matson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3866:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems III
Anton Kohnle; John D. Gonglewski, Editor(s)

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