Accession Number:

ADA051435

Title:

An Optical Device for Measuring Refractive-Index Fluctuation in the Atmosphere,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

An instrument is described that measures the average value of the refractive-index structure constant C sub n squared over optical paths from 80 to 800 meters. Corrections for the inner scale of turbulence and difficulties due to the saturation of scintillation, both present in previous optical techniques, are avoided by using an extended incoherent light source. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE