Accession Number : AD0754074

Title :   Transmission of Light Through a Randonly Scattering Medium.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AERO-ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Beck,Cyrus

Report Date : 07 DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A theory of random shallow angle scattering is presented. The dispersion partial differential equation is derived and the dispersion coefficient is introduced. The equation is solved for a spatial impulse. The MOdulation Transfer Function and the constrast loss as a function of dispersion coefficient, spatial frequency and distance are derived. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIGHT TRANSMISSION, SEA WATER), SCATTERING, PLANKTON, REFRACTIVE INDEX, DISPERSION RELATIONS, TRANSFER FUNCTIONS, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE