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Atmospheric Turbulence and Its Effects on Direction Measurements

  • F. K. Brunner
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 96)

Abstract

Optical direction measurements to terrestrial and extra-terrestrial targets are affected by atmospheric turbulence. The known formulae for the variance and the spectrum of the angle-of-arrival fluctuations and experimental results are summarised. The ultimate precision of direction measurements is estimated as a function of instrumental design parameters, the strength of atmospheric turbulence, and the length of the averaging period.

Keywords

Atmospheric Turbulence Fresnel Zone Turbulent Atmosphere Aperture Diameter Strong Turbulence 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. K. Brunner
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  1. 1.Dept. of Geodetic ScienceUniversity of StuttgartStuttgart 1Germany

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