Accession Number : AD0783815

Title :   Effects of Atmospheric Turbulence on Laser Communications.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Rankin,Thomas Prater

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : A multiplicative model based on the amplitude modulation equation is developed to predict the phenomenon of frequency translation effects of atmospheric scintillation on AM laser communications. An experiment to measure the effects of scintillation on atmospheric laser communications is designed and built. Preliminary results of the experiment are in general agreement with the predictive model. The best agreement is in predicting the scintillation components present in the AM frequency spectrum with some questions raised about the ability of the model to predict the bandwidth of the translated scintillation noise. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Laser communications, Acoustooptics, Amplitude modulation, Atmospheric motion, Scintillation, Bandwidth, Signal processing, Mathematical models, Theses

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Optics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE