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28 May 1999 Comparison of new theoretical models with field data for double-passage laser beam propagation
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Using a recent theory of scintillation, including the development of a probability density function (PDF) for the irradiance, a theoretical analysis is carried out on the system performance of a coherent array receiver in terms of the scintillation index, the implied carrier-to-noise (CNR), and signal fade statistics. We also describe a field experiment in which measured data from a wave reflected from a rough (Lambertian) target located 1000 m from the transceiver was used to calculate the scintillation index, CNR, and probability of fade. The results of this study support the theoretical models.
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Ammar Al-Habash, Jing Xu, Arnaud Delaval, R. Glenn Sellar, Ronald L. Phillips, Larry C. Andrews, and C. Martin Stickley "Comparison of new theoretical models with field data for double-passage laser beam propagation", Proc. SPIE 3707, Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV, (28 May 1999); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.351393
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