Accession Number:

ADA279856

Title:

Calculation of Time Dependent Light Transmission to a Satellite From a Point Isotropic Source Embedded in a Cloud

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

RADIATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC FORT WORTH TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

Calculations of the time distributions for narrow-beam sources and receivers were utilized in an integration procedure to predict the time distribution of a single received by a synchronous satellite due to a point isotropic source located beneath a dome shaped cloud. This time distribution is compared with a POLOE Monte Carlo calculation of the time dependent signal at a synchronous satellite for a point isotropic source within an infinite cloud layer. The comparisons are favorable for times beyond approximately 0.2 microseconds. At earlier times the time distribution based upon the narrow-beam results overpredicts the POLOE results by almost two orders of magnitude.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE