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Scintillation detection and ranging (SCIDAR) at the Air Force Maui Optical Station
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Paper Abstract

SCIDAR (SCIntillation Detection And Ranging) is a technique for recovering atmospheric Cn2 profiles from the scintillation pattern in or near the telescope's entrance pupil plane. The generalized SCIDAR technique allows the measurement of the entire atmospheric Cn2 profile. We report on a program of generalized SCIDAR measurements at the Air Force Maui Optical Station (AMOS). We discuss how a short exposure imaging system at AMOS was modified to record SCIDAR data. We also discuss the use of computer simulations of atmospheric propagation to aid in the development of data analysis techniques. Results from the first set of SCIDAR observations are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3763, Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere III, (5 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363621
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Christopher R. Neyman, ThermoTrex Corp. (United States)
Bruce E. Stribling, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3763:
Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere III
Michael C. Roggemann; Luc R. Bissonnette, Editor(s)

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