Turbulence Testing


Pricing starts at $10,000. Please contact AOS about pricing for the ACS so that we can help you specify the system to meet your needs.


The Atmospheric Characterization System (ACS) is a complete atmospheric turbulence characterization system that leverages our decades of development in Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors to estimate the coefficient of variance of the refractive index (Cn2), the scintillation index (Rytov number), and even wind velocity from a single LED beacon down range.

Datasheets and Manuals

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Application Notes

Several application notes address the measurement of turbulence and its limitations using a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor.