An experimental program aimed at measuring critical channel parameters of atmospheric optical communication channels under low-visibility weather conditions is described. Multipath and angular spectrum measurements made under a variety of weather conditions over a 13.6-km line-of-sight propagation path are reported. The latter measurements are used to examine the dependence of scattered plus unscattered optical transmission on optical thickness.
© 1978 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 3, 1977
Published: March 15, 1978
W. H. Paik, M. Tebyani, D. J. Epstein, R. S. Kennedy, and J. H. Shapiro, "Propagation experiments in low-visibility atmospheres," Appl. Opt. 17, 899-905 (1978)