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Wave Optics of Deep Atmospheric Turbulence: From Underlying Physics Towards Predictive Modeling, Mitigation, and Exploitation
There has been a growing demand in the Department of Defense (DoD) in developing optical systems capable of operating over long distances (path lengths up to and over 100 km) in the atmosphere. These systems may be a part of land-, airborne- or space-based weapon, sensing and surveillance platforms operating at different altitudes ranging from the ground and atmospheric boundary layer to the upper troposphere, stratosphere, and even space. To optimally design, build, and evaluate the performance of these new systems requires fundamental scientific knowledge of atmospheric effects along paths that may cross several extended regions with distinctive refractive index spatial structures and temporal dynamics, as well as deep understanding of impact of the extended-range atmospheric phenomena on optical wave characteristics
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