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Title: Structure function monitor

Abstract

Methods and apparatus for a structure function monitor provide for generation of parameters characterizing a refractive medium. In an embodiment, a structure function monitor acquires images of a pupil plane and an image plane and, from these images, retrieves the phase over an aperture, unwraps the retrieved phase, and analyzes the unwrapped retrieved phase. In an embodiment, analysis yields atmospheric parameters measured at spatial scales from zero to the diameter of a telescope used to collect light from a source.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Placitas, NM
  2. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1034624
Patent Number(s):
8103045
Application Number:
11/325,635
Assignee:
STC.UNM (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01W - METEOROLOGY
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

McGraw, John T, Zimmer, Peter C, and Ackermann, Mark R. Structure function monitor. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
McGraw, John T, Zimmer, Peter C, & Ackermann, Mark R. Structure function monitor. United States.
McGraw, John T, Zimmer, Peter C, and Ackermann, Mark R. Tue . "Structure function monitor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1034624.
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