Accession Number : ADA136607

Title :   Optical Scintillation Statistics for Infrared Ground-to-Space Laser Communication Systems.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

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

PDF Url : ADA136607

Report Date : 01 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Statistical estimates of selected scintillation parameters for an infrared laser ground-to-space communication system are presented for a point receiving aperture. The quantities estimated here are the fraction of time that the signal power is both above and below a given value, the mean number of times per second the signal power crosses a given signal level, and the mean duration of both surges and fades for a given log-irradiance variance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Laser communications, *Infrared lasers, Electrooptics, Scintillation, High altitude, Clear air turbulence, Surface to space, Statistical distributions, Estimates, Atmospheric disturbances, Signals

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE