Laser Test Range Propagation Model.
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A model is described which calculates the irradiance probability distribution at the receiver of a system consisting of a co-located laser transmitter and receiver, with the beam being reflected from a small, highly reflective target. The beams considered have short pulses 10 nsec at low rates 30 Hz. Atmospheric effects included are molecular scattering and absorption, aerosol extinction and turbulence. It is found that, in normal daytime weather conditions, it is common to have pulse-to-pulse irradiance variations at the receiver of two orders of magnitude. Author
- Atmospheric Physics
- Lasers and Masers