Accession Number : AD0815675

Title :   EFFECTIVE REFLECTIVITY AND ANGULAR DISTRIBUTION OF LIGHT REFLECTED FROM SEA WATER WITH SURFACE WAVES,

Corporate Author : NORWEGIAN DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT KJELLER

Personal Author(s) : Solesvik, A.

Report Date : 13 SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : In considering the feasibility of an electrooptical aircraft altimeter based on an optical radar principle, the effective reflectivity of sea water with surface waves becomes an important parameter. This report presents calculations based on a simple model and give experimental results that seem to verify the theoretical calculations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, OPTICAL PROPERTIES), (*OCEAN WAVES, REFLECTIVITY), LIGHT, NORWAY, REFLECTION, ELECTROOPTICS, OPTICAL RADAR, ANGLE OF ARRIVAL, THEORY, SURFACE PROPERTIES, WIND, TEST METHODS, GAS LASERS, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), ALTIMETERS.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE