This paper reports theoretical probability density and cumulative distribution functions for glint and speckle target returns in a compact coherent laser radar. Calculator programs are given to facilitate use of these results.
© 1982 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 19, 1981
Published: July 1, 1982
Jeffrey H. Shapiro and Sun T. Lau, "Turbulence effects on coherent laser radar target statistics," Appl. Opt. 21, 2395-2398 (1982)