27 May 1998 Analysis of data from the Atmospheric Visibility Monitoring (AVM) program
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The Atmospheric Visibility Monitoring (AVM) program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been in place for the last few years to obtain atmospheric transmission statistics data to support free-space optical communications experiments and missions. Atmospheric transmission data is collected through a set of three autonomous systems, all located in the south-western U.S., that observe selected stars throughout the year. Data from these three sites are collected and processed on a regular basis to obtain cumulative distribution functions of atmospheric attenuation for different spectral windows of interest. In This paper, we describe recent work on creation of a database using Microsoft Access to analyze atmospheric transmission data collected by the AVM project. The database, which replaces time-consuming Matlab programs, offers a rapid and extremely easy way to extract and analyze AVM data.
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Muthu Jeganathan, Muthu Jeganathan, Neema Jalali, Neema Jalali, } "Analysis of data from the Atmospheric Visibility Monitoring (AVM) program", Proc. SPIE 3266, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies X, (27 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308708; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.308708
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