Measurements of signal amplitude distributions with a FM-cw CO2 laser radar have been made against various targets in both imaging and staring modes. Data show good agreement with theoretical distributions. From the measurements conclusions are drawn about the atmospheric- as well as target-induced effects. Beam wandering effects are shown to be of importance in the staring mode.
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Dietmar Letalick, Ingmar Renhorn, and Ove Steinvall, "Measured signal amplitude distributions for a coherent FM-cw CO2laser radar," Appl. Opt. 25, 3927-3938 (1986)