Accession Number:

ADA055639

Title:

Laser Test Range Propagation Model.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

168.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE