Proceedings of SPIE 9846, Long-Range Imaging
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.
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Air Force Materiel Command, U.S. Air Force
LeMaster, Daniel A.; Hardie, Russell C.; Gladysz, Szymon; Howard, Matthew D.; Rucci, Michael Armand; Trippel, Matthew E.; Power, Jonathan D.; and Karch, Barry K., "Differential Tilt Variance Effects of Turbulence in Imagery: Comparing Simulation with Theory" (2016). Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Publications. 404.