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Statistical modeling of the point spread function in the spherical atmosphere and a criterion for detecting image isoplanarity zones

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An algorithm is proposed to simulate a point spread function by the Monte Carlo method in order to represent external channel formation in the spherical model system of the “atmosphere-earth surface.” A new way of defining isoplanarity zones of optically homogeneous extended objects is described. We demonstrate that image restoration with a specified error for these objects when they are observed on the earth’s surface from space by an ideal optical system can determine a definite point spread function set.

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Original Russian Text © V.V. Belov, M.V. Tarasenkov, 2010, published in Optica Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Belov, V.V., Tarasenkov, M.V. Statistical modeling of the point spread function in the spherical atmosphere and a criterion for detecting image isoplanarity zones. Atmos Ocean Opt 23, 441–447 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1024856010060023

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Keywords

  • Point Spread Function
  • Image Restoration
  • Spherical Geometry
  • Radiation Transfer Equation
  • Single Scattering Approximation