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Understanding the physics of optical deep turbulence at the Earth's boundary layer
Author(s): Thomas C. Farrell; Darryl Sanchez; Julie Smith; Jason Holzman; Patrick Kelly; Terry Brennan; Anita Gallegos; Denis Oesch; Demos Kyrazis
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Paper Abstract

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is developing and extending a model of the boundary layer that takes, as input, common atmospheric measurements and ground condition parameters, and predicts key parameters of optical turbulence such as strength and inner scale. In order to anchor the model, a field campaign is also being conducted. The campaign will include co-located meteorological instruments and an open loop Hartmann wavefront sensor. Here, a portion of the boundary layer model is discussed: that relevant for the daytime surface layer. A sensitivity analysis of input parameters is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8520, Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing 2012, 85200H (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.931432
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas C. Farrell, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Darryl Sanchez, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Julie Smith, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Jason Holzman, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Patrick Kelly, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Terry Brennan, Optical Sciences Co. (United States)
Anita Gallegos, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Denis Oesch, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Demos Kyrazis, R-Cubed, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8520:
Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing 2012
Jean J. Dolne; Thomas J. Karr; Victor L. Gamiz, Editor(s)

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