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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 6, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1967
  • pp: 1984–1991

Atmospheric Turbulence in Optical Surveillance Systems

Melvin M. Weiner  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 6, Issue 11, pp. 1984-1991 (1967)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.6.001984


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Abstract

The limitations imposed by atmospheric turbulence in the design of optical surveillance systems with slant optical paths are developed. Image blurring effects which determine scene contrast ratio are separated from spot dancing effects which determine signal-to-noise ratio. The relative position of each turbulent eddy with respect to scene and observer is considered. The effects of turbulence in ground-to-ground, air-to-ground, and ground-to-air optical surveillance systems are compared.

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History
Original Manuscript: October 11, 1966
Published: November 1, 1967

Citation
Melvin M. Weiner, "Atmospheric Turbulence in Optical Surveillance Systems," Appl. Opt. 6, 1984-1991 (1967)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-6-11-1984

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