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Photon budget analysis for laser tracing scenarios (near horizontal low-altitude propagation paths)
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Paper Abstract

Photon budget analysis for laser target tracking systems under atmospheric turbulence conditions is performed in the paper. This analysis includes evaluations of the effects of molecular and aerosol absorption/scattering at various propagation distances and tracking angles for the following laser tracking wavelengths: 0.53 micrometers, 1.06 micrometers and 1.55 micrometers and evaluations of tracking beam/target interaction (target light scattering, target-induced coherence degradation, influence of target shape) for targets with rough surfaces, retro-reflective tape, and a single retro-reflector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5895, Target-in-the-Loop: Atmospheric Tracking, Imaging, and Compensation II, 58950H (26 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.616645
Show Author Affiliations
Valeri V. Kolosov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Michael T. Valley, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Grigory A. Filimonov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5895:
Target-in-the-Loop: Atmospheric Tracking, Imaging, and Compensation II
Michael T. Valley; Mikhail A. Vorontsov, Editor(s)

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