Accession Number:

ADA011766

Title:

Isoplanicity for Imaging Through Turbulent Media,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-30

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

For optical imaging through turbulence, a measure that specifies how close a given imaging system is to being isoplanic is defined. Its dependence on the spatial resolution, seeing angle, and turbulence structure is given. The results shows that, for low-resolution imaging, the isoplanic condition is usually satisfied, whereas, for diffraction-limited imaging, the isoplanic condition restricts the size of seeing angle.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE