Accession Number : ADA132198

Title :   Aperture Averaging of Scintillation for Space-to-Ground Optical Communication Applications.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Yura,Hal T ; McKinley,W G

PDF Url : ADA132198

Report Date : 15 Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : We derive as useful engineering formula for the aperture averaging factor of optical scintillation that exhibits the explicit parametric dependence on wavelength, collector diameter, and path weighted integrals of the index structure constant profile. Numerical results presented here indicate that care should be exercised in the application of available index structure constant profile models to optical communication system performance studies. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Optical communications, *Satellite communications, *Scintillation, Parametric analysis, Space to surface, Optical properties, Weighting functions, Formulations, Apertures, Integrals, Paths, Frequency, Engineering

Subject Categories : Optics
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE