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Effects of atmospheric turbulence on laser communications.

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Rankin, Thomas Prater
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Powers, John P.
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1974-06
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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en_US
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A multiplicative model based on the amplitude modulation equation is developed to predict the phenomonen of frequency translation effects of atmospheric scintillation on AM laser communications. An experiment to measure the effects of scintillation on atmospheric laser communications is designed and built . Preliminary results of the experiment are in general agreement with the predictive model. The best agreement is in predicting the scintillation components present in the AM frequency spectrum with some questions raised about the ability of the model to predict the bandwidth of the translated scintillation noise.
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Electrical Engineering
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Naval Postgraduate School
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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