Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

4-2016

Publication Source

Proceedings of SPIE 9846, Long-Range Imaging

Abstract

Differential tilt variance is a useful metric for interpreting the distorting effects of turbulence in incoherent imaging systems. In this paper, we compare the theoretical model of differential tilt variance to simulations. Simulation is based on a Monte Carlo wave optics approach with split step propagation. Results show that the simulation closely matches theory. The results also show that care must be taken when selecting a method to estimate tilts.

Inclusive pages

984606-984606-6

Document Version

Postprint

Comments

Document is provided in compliance with the publisher's policy on self-archiving. Permission documentation is on file. Paper was presented at SPIE Defense + Security, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, April 17, 2016.

Research supported by Air Force Materiel Command, U.S. Air Force (Award No. FA9550-14-1-0244)

Publisher

SPIE

Peer Reviewed

yes