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Transition of acousto-optics into ELINT and ESM systems
Author(s): Jerry B. Wood; Mark D. Koontz
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Paper Abstract

A need for very high probability of detection in modern passive collection systems has stimulated development of ever-wider receiver bandwidths. As the receiver bandwidths increase, some portions of the RF spectrum will begin to have a probability of signal overlap approaching unity. Wideband receivers, when operating in these environments with increasing signal threat densities and new modern modulation techniques, must incorporate computationally intensive algorithms within the receiver architecture to ensure reliable performance. Acousto-optic processing subsystems offer a real-time solution to several of the computationally intensive signal processing functions required in wideband passive collection systems. Two such acousto-optic subsystems for channelization and direction finding will be discussed in this paper. The development is being sponsored by DARPA through the Naval Research Laboratory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1704, Advances in Optical Information Processing V, (24 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.139889
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Jerry B. Wood, Harris Corp. (United States)
Mark D. Koontz, Harris Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1704:
Advances in Optical Information Processing V
Dennis R. Pape, Editor(s)

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