Accession Number:

ADA222189

Title:

Program to Perform Research on Use of Lidar for Range Resolved Turbulence Measurements

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 23 Sep 1988-30 Oct 1989,

Corporate Author:

PHOTOMETRICS INC WOBURN MA

Report Date:

1989-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The design of a lidar system capable of measuring remotely range resolved atmospheric turbulence is presented. The connection between the measured quantities and the accepted turbulence strength parameter C sub n-sq is developed theoretically. Simulations of an operating system have been made, and the results provide a measure of system capability. A typical value for C sub n-sq of 10 to the -16th power m to the -23 power at 3 km vertical range is measurable with a 200 m range resolution. jhd

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE