Measurement techniques used to determine atmospheric structure parameter
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The objective of the proposed research is to compare and analyze the effectiveness of different atmospheric structure constant (Cn2) measurement techniques using data collected in a field test. Cn2 is a value used to convey the strength of optical turbulence in units of m^-2/3. Cn2 data was collected using the following equipment: Integrated Atmospheric Characterization System (IACS), Delayed Tilt Anisoplanatism Imaging Path Atmospheric Turbulence Monitor (DELTA), Path-Resolved Optical Profiler (PROPS), a Scintec BLS-900 Large Aperture Scintillometer (LAS) and a Kipp & Zonen (K&Z) LAS system. The testing facility at Kennedy Space Center was chosen for its controlled airspace and 5km precision-leveled runway.