Adaptive optics (AO) systems on airborne platforms must be able to sense fields degraded by strong turbulence
often over long horizontal propagation paths. This paper presents results of simulated hybrid-wavefront-sensor
performance when measuring optical fields due to propagation of a distant point source through Kolmogorov turbulence.
The hybrid-wavefront-sensor simulation combines Shack-Hartmann and self-referencing-interferometer
(SRI) measurements degraded by photon noise and produces higher-resolution wavefront estimates that are less
susceptible to noise than either sensor acting alone and that inherit the SRI's insensitivity to scintillation.