Accession Number : ADA320871
Title : Angle-of-Arrival Fluctuation in Beam Propagation Through Turbulent Atmosphere,
Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Personal Author(s) : Song, Zhengfang
PDF Url : ADA320871
Report Date : OCT 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 15
Abstract : In this paper, starting out near-axis approximation and considering the correlation of intensity fluctuation, one derives a universal formula of angle-of-arrival (AOA) fluctuation variance under the assumptions of a Markov random process. For plane and spherical wave propagation, analytic expressions of are obtained. Some experimental data are used to compare with analytic results. It shows that both are identical.
Descriptors : *ANGLE OF ARRIVAL, *TURBULENT FLOW, *OPTICAL IMAGES, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, TRANSLATIONS, FOCAL PLANES, PLANE WAVES, MARKOV PROCESSES, ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION, CHINA, TELESCOPES, ANALYTIC FUNCTIONS, CHINESE LANGUAGE, SPHERICAL WAVES.
Subject Categories : Optics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE