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Image reconstruction of extended objects: demonstration with the Starfire Optical Range 3.5m telescope
Author(s): Szymon Gladysz; Roberto Baena Galle; Robert L. Johnson; Lee Kann
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Paper Abstract

When collecting images through turbulence it is always useful to have an estimate of the turbulence strength during the time of the observations. This is particularly true when post-processing of the collected imagery is considered. For space-based objects, one usually resorts to observing a single star for this purpose. We show how this time-consuming procedure can be avoided by estimating the turbulence strength, and the corresponding transfer function, directly from the target observations. The images were collected with the 3.5 telescope at the Starfire Optical Range USAF facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 2012
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8535, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XV, 85350M (8 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.974712
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Szymon Gladysz, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Roberto Baena Galle, Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)
Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona (Spain)
Robert L. Johnson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Lee Kann, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8535:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XV
Karin Stein; John Gonglewski, Editor(s)

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