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Random-Medium Propagation Theory Applied To Communication And Radar System Analyses
Author(s): Jeffrey H. Shapiro
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Paper Abstract

Atmospheric electromagnetic wave propagation plays a crucial role in determining the performance of communication and radar systems that operate at millimeter through visible wave-lengths. Theoretical treatments of atmospheric wave propagation draw upon work on the micrometeorology of the medium, and feed work on the design and performance analysis of communications and radar systems. This paper will illustrate some of the features of the foregoing hierarchy, focusing on the interaction between the propagation and system analyses. Specific examples include: optical communication through atmospheric turbulence, coherent laser radar operation in atmospheric turbulence, and millimeter-wave communication through rain.

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Date Published: 12 July 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0410, Laser Beam Propagation in the Atmosphere, (12 July 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935760
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Jeffrey H. Shapiro, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0410:
Laser Beam Propagation in the Atmosphere
John Carl Leader, Editor(s)

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