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Atmospheric laser-transmission tables simply generated
Author(s): William R. Mallory
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Paper Abstract

Range calculations for ladar models or optical communication models may utilize look-up tables for atmospheric transmission. To generate these tables using the standard atmospheric transmission model, FASCODE, would normally require an extensive amount of time spent at a computer. A program, LASTRNM2, has been written using macros, an editor, and a collection of FORTRAN programs to run a personal computer (PC) version of FASCODE in batch mode. LASTRNM2 modifies the input files for FASCODE, runs the program, extracts the transmission value from FASCODE's large output file, performs desired calculations on that value, stores it in a table along with the conditions for the run, and repeats for succeeding positions. Both slant paths and horizontal paths through the atmosphere may be utilized. Essentials of the program will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1540, Infrared Technology XVII, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48740
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William R. Mallory, Sverdrup Technology, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1540:
Infrared Technology XVII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Scholl; Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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