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Analysis of data from the Atmospheric Visibility Monitoring (AVM) program

Jeganathan, Muthu and Jalali, Neema (1998) Analysis of data from the Atmospheric Visibility Monitoring (AVM) program. In: Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies X. Proceedings of SPIE. No.3266. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 200-208. ISBN 9780819427052.

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The Atmospheric Visibility Monitoring (AVM) program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been in place for the last few years to obtain atmospheric transmission statistics data to support free-space optical communications experiments and missions. Atmospheric transmission data is collected through a set of three autonomous systems, all located in the south-western U.S., that observe selected stars throughout the year. Data from these three sites are collected and processed on a regular basis to obtain cumulative distribution functions of atmospheric attenuation for different spectral windows of interest. In This paper, we describe recent work on creation of a database using Microsoft Access to analyze atmospheric transmission data collected by the AVM project. The database, which replaces time-consuming Matlab programs, offers a rapid and extremely easy way to extract and analyze AVM data.

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Additional Information:© 1998 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The work described in this article was performed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The authors wish to thank all the personnel who have contributed to the project over the last several years especially D. Erickson, J. Lesh, T.-Y. Yan and G. Xu.
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Subject Keywords:Atmospheric visibility, Atmospheric transmission ,Atmospheric attenuation , Cloud-cover statistics , Free-space Optical Communication, Laser Communication, Link Budget, AVM, CDF, PDF
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Issue or Number:3266
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Official Citation:Muthu Jeganathan, Neema Jalali, "Analysis of data from the Atmospheric Visibility Monitoring (AVM) program", Proc. SPIE 3266, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies X, (27 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308708;
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