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Single-snapshot performance simulations for postdetection turbulence compensation
Author(s): David Charles Dayton; Brian T. Kelly; John D. Gonglewski
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Paper Abstract

Post Detection Turbulence Compensation has been proposed as a technique to obtain diffraction limited imaging through the atmosphere. The technique consists of two simultaneous measurements, one made at a point conjugate to the pupil plane of an optical system and one at it's focal plane. The optical transfer function of the atmosphere is constructed from the pupil plane measurement. This is then deconvolved from the focal plane image. The result is an image with resolution at or near the diffraction limit of the imaging system. The process is highly non-linear and as a result the quality of the restored images is difficult to estimate analytically. In an attempt to understand the characteristics of this process we have developed computer models to simulate speckle holography image compensation. This paper will show results of computer simulations showing reconstructed image quality versus light levels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1351, Digital Image Synthesis and Inverse Optics, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23690
Show Author Affiliations
David Charles Dayton, Applied Technology Associates, Inc. (United States)
Brian T. Kelly, Applied Technology Associates, Inc. (United States)
John D. Gonglewski, Weapons Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1351:
Digital Image Synthesis and Inverse Optics
Arthur F. Gmitro; Paul S. Idell; Ivan J. LaHaie, Editor(s)

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