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Developing a portable NRL fast frame rate seeing monitor
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Paper Abstract

We describe the development of a portable NRL seeing monitor which consists of a 12 inch Meade f/10 telescope with a Dalsa Cad6 260x260 camera having 10 micron pixels. This seeing monitor is capable of up to 700 frames per second. We have three different techniques to measure Fried's r0 parameter: full aperture, two-hole mask, and two-hole mask with in-line intensifier. For the observations done at the Anderson Mesa, Arizona site in January-July 2004, we present comparison of Fried's r0 obtained. Calibration, observing techniques, and data analysis techniques are described. Comparison of the three different techniques is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5550, Free-Space Laser Communications IV, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.562195
Show Author Affiliations
Eun Oh, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
James L. Murphy, Interfeormetrics, Inc. (United States)
Jeffrey T. Baker, Baker Adaptive Optics (United States)
G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Robert B. Hindsley, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
David Mozurkewich, Seabrook Engineering (United States)
Sergio Raffaele Restaino, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Susan Leigh Fortenberry, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5550:
Free-Space Laser Communications IV
Jennifer C. Ricklin; David G. Voelz, Editor(s)

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