12 May 2016 Data requirements for modeling, analysis, and improved understanding of laser beam propagation in a marine boundary layer
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In this paper, we draw attention to the requirements for obtaining measurement data essential to accurate modeling and prediction of atmospheric laser beam propagation at heights 10 meters or less above the ocean surface. This is an atmospheric zone we call the marine boundary layer. There are numerous models and applications for optical beam propagation in the upper atmosphere that based on the Kolmogorov Theory of Turbulence. However, close to the ocean surface standard procedures for measuring and modeling the effects of boundary layer turbulence may no longer apply. In addition to classical measurement procedures, we suggest a new methodology and measurement procedures for exploration of beam propagation and the ensuing dynamics within the marine boundary layer.[1,2]
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Richard A. Katz, Richard A. Katz, Tariq Manzur, Tariq Manzur, "Data requirements for modeling, analysis, and improved understanding of laser beam propagation in a marine boundary layer", Proc. SPIE 9825, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security, Defense, and Law Enforcement Applications XV, 982511 (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2230603; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2230603
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