Date of Award

3-24-2016

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Department of Engineering Physics

First Advisor

Steven T. Fiorino, PhD.

Abstract

Several methods are presented which allow for the index of refraction structure function constant, C2n , for visible light or IR systems to be determined remotely and passively using a combination of Numerical Weather Prediction, radar, and/or cell phone signals. These methods build on and extend existing techniques and theory, and are shown to be more accurate throughout the year than standard methods. Comparisons are made to 880nm scintillometer measurements of C2n in a temperate suburban and a rural high-desert environment.

AFIT Designator

AFIT-ENP-DS-16-M-058

DTIC Accession Number

Pending

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