Accession Number:

ADA136607

Title:

Optical Scintillation Statistics for Infrared Ground-to-Space Laser Communication Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Statistical estimates of selected scintillation parameters for an infrared laser ground-to-space communication system are presented for a point receiving aperture. The quantities estimated here are the fraction of time that the signal power is both above and below a given value, the mean number of times per second the signal power crosses a given signal level, and the mean duration of both surges and fades for a given log-irradiance variance. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE