The scintillations for weak atmospheric turbulence using a partially coherent source
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1983 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 551–556, July-August 1983
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1983), The scintillations for weak atmospheric turbulence using a partially coherent source, Radio Sci., 18(4), 551–556, doi:10.1029/RS018i004p00551., , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 MAR 1983
- Manuscript Received: 8 DEC 1982
The scintillation index for weak atmospheric turbulence is formulated for a partially coherent source (in space and time). We obtain results for two cases when the detector has a slow and a fast response time. Our solutions correctly reduce to the known scintillation index in the limit of coherent and incoherent sources. Transmitter aperture averaging and frequency averaging effects are shown as special cases of our results. The limitations of the source model used and the solution obtained for a fast detector are discussed.