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The statistical analysis of received time-series signals from the laser illumination of remote objects through turbulence
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Paper Abstract

Ground-to-space illumination experiments, such as the Floodbeam I (FBE I, 1993), Floodbeam II (FBE II, 1996) and Active Imaging Testbed (AIT, 1999), fielded by the Imaging Branch of the United States Air Force Research Laboratory at Starfire Optical Range (SOR) on Kirtland AFB, NM, obtained considerable information from these highly successful experiments. While the experiments were primarily aimed at collecting focal/pupil plane data, the authors recognized during data reduction that the received time-series signals from the integrated full receiver focal plane data contains considerable hitherto unexploited information. For more than 10 years the authors have investigated the exploitation of data contained within the time-series signal from ground-to-space experiments. Results have been presented at numerous SPIE and EOS Remote Sensing Meetings. In July 2005, the authors were honored as invited speakers at the XIIth Symposium "Atmosphere and Ocean Optics; Atmospheric Physics" Tomsk, Russia. The authors were invited to return to Tomsk in 2006 however a serious automobile accident precluded attendance. This paper, requested for publication, provides an important summary of recent results.

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Date Published: 1 November 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6522, Thirteenth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/ Atmospheric Physics, 65220D (1 November 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.722560
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Susan Chandler, Nukove Scientific Consulting (United States)
Gordon Lukesh, Nukove Scientific Consulting (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6522:
Thirteenth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/ Atmospheric Physics
Gennadii G. Matvienko; Victor A. Banakh, Editor(s)

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