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Characterization of the marine atmosphere for free-space optical communication
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Paper Abstract

The Chesapeake Bay Detachment of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL-CBD) provides an ideal environment for characterizing the effects of the marine atmosphere on free space optical communication links. The site has recently been converted to an operational 10 mile (16.2 km) one-way test range to collect information on propagation statistics in a variety of atmospheric conditions. The results presented here compare the contributions of thermal gradients across the bay to the variations in intensity scintillations across the bay.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6215, Atmospheric Propagation III, 621501 (17 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668127
Show Author Affiliations
Linda M. Wasiczko, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Christopher I. Moore, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Harris R. Burris, Research Support Instruments (United States)
Michele Suite, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Mena Stell, Research Support Instruments (United States)
James Murphy, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
G. Charmaine Gilbreath, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
William Rabinovich, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
William Scharpf, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6215:
Atmospheric Propagation III
Cynthia Y. Young; G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Editor(s)

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