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Optical scintillation measurements in a desert environment II: retroreflector links
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Paper Abstract

The NRL Transportable Atmospheric Testing Suite (TATS) system was used to measure time resolved scintillation over a variety of different ranges at China Lake in December 2010. In this paper an analysis of scintillation effects on retro-reflector links is presented. Scintillation index, power spectral density and probability distribution functions are deduced from the measured irradiance fluctuations. Effects of aperture averaging using multiple retro-reflectors is examined as well as the contribution to the irradiance fluctuations due to enhanced backscatter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8162, Free-Space and Atmospheric Laser Communications XI, 816209 (14 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.895240
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W. S. Rabinovich, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
R. Mahon, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
C. I. Moore, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
M. S. Ferraro, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
M. R. Suite, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
H. R. Burris, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
L. M. Thomas, 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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