Accession Number:

ADA202785

Title:

New Techniques for High-Resolution Optical Space Surveillance

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-11-02

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

The problem of imaging through atmospheric turbulence has plagued astronomers for centuries. Only in the last 20 years has the lost resolution been restored through innovative hardware and algorithms. This report discusses the new optical imaging technologies of adaptive optics and speckle imaging in the space surveillance context. The techniques are compared and contracted, and new imaging methods are proposed which combine elements of both. New methods are suggested for optical data evaluation. Keywords Optical space surveillance Statistical optics Atmospheric turbulence Adaptive optics Speckle imaging Phase retrieval Light propagation Optical data evaluation.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE