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Modeling off-axis laser scattering: effects from aerosol distributions
Author(s): John S. deGrassie
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Paper Abstract

The detection and characterization of a laser by an off-axis receiver has been demonstrated and has been modeled to varying degrees of complexity and application. Within these models, many factors contribute to the received intensity at an off-axis receiver, but none is more important than the aerosol distribution; it is the aerosols that are the primary scatterers. Here the dependency of off-axis scattering on the type of aerosol distribution used is explored and the relative importance of this distribution in different geometries is evaluated. The effort uses a single-scatter off-axis model to simulate the received intensity at an off-axis sensor for the inter-comparisons.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8517, Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans, 85170V (24 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.973747
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John S. deGrassie, SPAWAR Systems Ctr. Pacific (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8517:
Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans
Alexander M. J. van Eijk; Christopher C. Davis; Stephen M. Hammel; Arun K. Majumdar, Editor(s)

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