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The Effects of Target-Induced Speckle, Atmospheric Turbulence, and Beam Pointing Jitter on the Errors in Remote Sensing Measurements

  • J. Fred Holmes
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 39)

Abstract

Atmospheric turbulence and target-induced speckle can have a significant and deleterious effect on the performance of optical remote sensing systems The primary effect is to introduce a strong fluctuation in the intensity and a random perturbation of the phase of the fields at the optical receiver. This is equivalent to introducing a large noise source at the receiver and consequently multiple samples and/or clever processing techniques are needed to accurately estimate the magnitude of the received intensity. In addition, for coherent detection schemes, the random phase and finite transverse coherence length introduced by the speckle and turbulence will limit the size of aperture that can be used.

Keywords

Speckle Pattern Atmospheric Turbulence Turbulent Atmosphere Receive Intensity Speckle Size 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Fred Holmes
    • 1
  1. 1.Oregon Graduate CenterBeavertonUSA

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