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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 14, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1975
  • pp: 2844–2850

Optical wind sensing by observing the scintillations of a random scene

S. F. Clifford, G. R. Ochs, and T-i. Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 14, Issue 12, pp. 2844-2850 (1975)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.14.002844


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Abstract

We demonstrate the feasibility of using a naturally illuminated scene, such as a hillside or forest, as a passive optical source to measure the path-averaged crosswind between the scene and the observer. The resultant path weighting function for the crosswind cannot be varied arbitrarily, but we can obtain a useful range of weighting functions by adjusting the geometry of the receiver.

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History
Original Manuscript: May 12, 1975
Published: December 1, 1975

Citation
S. F. Clifford, G. R. Ochs, and T-i. Wang, "Optical wind sensing by observing the scintillations of a random scene," Appl. Opt. 14, 2844-2850 (1975)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-14-12-2844


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