Accession Number : ADA138485

Title :   Measurements of Direct Path and Folded Path Optical Scintillation Using a Corner Cube Reflectors.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Henry,L M

PDF Url : ADA138485

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : A theoretical prediction of path weighting for optical scintillation strength was made by Dr. Avihu Ze'evi. As part of a continuing effort at NPS to verify the prediction, a sixty-one meter enclosed tunnel was constructed, allowing the position of a turbulence source to be varied. This experiment tested the Ze'evi hypothesis using a corner cube reflector. The results confirm patterns found in previous experiments, and the general form of the predicted path weighting. However, questions concerning the nature of the turbulence present in the tunnel do not allow strong conclusions to be formed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Scintillation, *Measurement, *Mathematical prediction, *Statistical processes, Paths, Tunnels, Reflectors, Hypotheses, Mirrors, Turbulence, Sources, Experimental data, Electromagnetic interference, Test equipment, Electromagnetic radiation, Laser beams, Refractive index, Stars, Spherical astronomy, Theses

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE