Accession Number:

ADA383222

Title:

Laser Radar Architecture: Multi-Aperture vs. Single Aperture

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA SPACE INST CAPE CANAVERAL FL

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Free space optical communication and laser radar links that operate within even a thin atmosphere can exhibit severe temporal short-term fading and cause tracking difficulties that are attributed to turbulence-induced scintillation. Various system architectures can be developed to mitigate scintillation and other atmospheric effects a Increased transmitter power may not be practical, b Increased aperture size may not be practical, c Multiple small apertures at the receiver both direct and coherent detection

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE