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The aggregate behavior of branch points: a proposal for an atmospheric turbulence layer sensor
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Paper Abstract

We propose a sensor that measures the number, strength, altitude and velocity of atmospheric turbulence layers. Recent research has shown that pupil plane branch points contain four independent and measureable parameters and that these four parameters can be used to estimate four independent turbulence layer parameters--number, strength, altitude and velocity--for each atmospheric turbulence layer. Here, we summarized previous results and then demonstrate how these results allow for construction of a turbulence layer sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2010
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 7816, Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications VIII, 781606 (12 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859883
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Darryl J. Sanchez, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Denis W. Oesch, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Carolyn M. Tewksbury-Christle, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Patrick R. Kelly, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7816:
Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications VIII
David C. Dayton; Troy A. Rhoadarmer; Darryl J. Sanchez, Editor(s)

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