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Optical scintillation measurements in a desert environment I: direct link ranges of 2 to 24 km
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Paper Abstract

Experiments have been carried out over a series of ranges at China Lake in which the irradiance fluctuations, angle-of-arrival variance and images of the scintillation patterns were recorded, together with meteorological parameters. The decrease in scintillation index associated with the lower turbulence conditions at sunset was observed for the shorter ranges but not for the longer ranges of 19 and 24km where the propagation was in the saturated regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8162, Free-Space and Atmospheric Laser Communications XI, 816208 (15 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.895223
Show Author Affiliations
Rita Mahon, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Christopher I. Moore, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Mike S. Ferraro, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
William S. Rabinovich, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Michele R. Suite, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8162:
Free-Space and Atmospheric Laser Communications XI
Arun K. Majumdar; Christopher C. Davis, Editor(s)

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