Multiscale modeling for the simulation of not completely frozen flow turbulence
Alessandro Beghi  1@  , Angelo Cenedese  1@  , Andrea Masiero  1, *@  
1 : University of Padova
* : Corresponding author

Models typically used to simulate the influence of atmospheric turbulence on ground telescope observations are usually based on the frozen flow hypothesis. However, the frozen flow model of the atmosphere is valid at time scales of the order of tens/hundreds of milliseconds. This paper generalizes a previous model for turbulence simulation to ensure reliable tests of AO system performance in realistic working conditions. The proposed method relies on the use of a multiscale autoregressive-moving average model, which allows to efficiently simulate (with computational complexity O(n)) the coherent evolution of the turbulence. The proposed procedure is tested on simulations.

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