Accession Number:

ADA612160

Title:

Simultaneous Measurement of Air-water Interface Slope and the Point Spread Function for the Propagation of Laser Light

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal of this project is to measure, understand and be able to predict the propagation of light through the air-sea interface under various sea states. The objectives include 1 Characterization of the point spread function of underwater light that has gone through the air water interface with exact coincident measurement of the surface wave field. 2 Analysis of this data to formulate either empirical or theoretical relationships between the sea surface and the observed light spreading. 3 Incorporation of the above results into an analysis and understanding of how difficult it will be to obtain detailed images through the air-sea interface as a function of sea state.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE