5 October 1999 Scintillation detection and ranging (SCIDAR) at the Air Force Maui Optical Station
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
SCIDAR (SCIntillation Detection And Ranging) is a technique for recovering atmospheric Cn2 profiles from the scintillation pattern in or near the telescope's entrance pupil plane. The generalized SCIDAR technique allows the measurement of the entire atmospheric Cn2 profile. We report on a program of generalized SCIDAR measurements at the Air Force Maui Optical Station (AMOS). We discuss how a short exposure imaging system at AMOS was modified to record SCIDAR data. We also discuss the use of computer simulations of atmospheric propagation to aid in the development of data analysis techniques. Results from the first set of SCIDAR observations are presented.
© (1999) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Christopher R. Neyman, Christopher R. Neyman, Bruce E. Stribling, Bruce E. Stribling, } "Scintillation detection and ranging (SCIDAR) at the Air Force Maui Optical Station", Proc. SPIE 3763, Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere III, (5 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363621; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.363621
PROCEEDINGS
9 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT

Laser guide stars for optical free-space communications
Proceedings of SPIE (February 23 2017)
Single star SCIDAR for Cn2(h) profiling
Proceedings of SPIE (August 17 2005)
Estimating turbulence profiles in the atmosphere
Proceedings of SPIE (November 15 2000)
Turbulence inner scale sensor for arbitrary atmospheric paths
Proceedings of SPIE (September 24 2007)
Simulating the LSST system
Proceedings of SPIE (August 03 2010)

Back to Top