Accession Number:

AD0756928

Title:

Averaging of the Fluctuations of a Spherical Wave over the Receiving Aperture

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-30

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

If a light source is in a turbulent medium or at a short distance from a turbulent layer, then the incident wave cannot be considered as plane, and in all calculations it is necessary to consider its spherical property. The problem which is of practical interest, dealing with the incidence of a wave which passed through a turbulent layer on an elongated objective, was solved in a previous paper only for a plane wave. In this work the results of the previous paper are generalized for the case of a spherical wave.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE