Accession Number:

ADA279683

Title:

Time Delay and Pulse Stretching Calculations for Laser Radiation Propagation in Clouds

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

RADIATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC FORT WORTH TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

A computer study was conducted to determine the effects of multiple scattering on the time delay and stretching of a laser pulse propagating within a cloudy atmosphere. An effort was made to model the experimental setup and cloud conditions that existed during Project CLIPS conducted by Sandia Laboratories on Hawaii Island in the Fall of 1978. The scattering and extinction coefficients and the angular scattering distributions were calculated for several cloud conditions using measured cloud aerosol size distributions furnished by Light scattering, Pulse stretching, Clouds, Mie scattering

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE