Accession Number:

ADA024310

Title:

Diffuse Target Scintillation in 10.6-Micrometer Laser Radar

Descriptive Note:

Project rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-08

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

This study is concerned with effects of diffuse target scintillation on 10.6-micrometer heterodyne line scan systems where the objective was to identify the problem areas which would eventually control the limiting factors in the image and MTI performance of line scan systems. In particular, diffuse target scintillation speckle was recognized as one of the limiting factors for a heterodyne receiver design and this study is concerned with the statistics of speckle noise and with speckle reduction techniques.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE