Accession Number:

AD0784245

Title:

Statistical Estimation of the Light Pulse Deformation in the Optical Sounding of Plane-Stratified Clouds,

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Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

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Report Date:

1973-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The use in optical sounding systems of lasers with high power and short up to 10 to the minus 9th powersec duration of the emitted pulse makes possible the identification of the lower and upper boundaries and spatial inhomogeneity of diffuse clouds with a resolution not attainable in searchlight sounding. The algorithm of the Monte-Carlo method used in the present article allows one to take into account the complex boundary conditions which arise in the propagation of a diverging, spatially restricted beam of light in a scattering medium with a stratified inhomogeneity it also allows one to take into account the nonstationary condition of the process. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE