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TOPS optical correlation program
Author(s): Scott D. Lindell
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Paper Abstract

Martin Marietta is conducting a TOPS optical correlation program in which several algorithms and four optical correlators involving two spatial light modulator technologies will be developed and tested. The program will culminate in 1994 with an automatic target recognition flight demonstration using a UH-1 helicopter flying a Fiber Optic Guide Missile (FOG-M) mission profile. The flight demonstration will be conducted by US Army Missile Command (MICOM) and Martin Marietta and will involve detecting, locating and tracking a M60A2 tank positioned among an array of five vehicle types. Current status of the TOPS program will be given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1958, Transition of Optical Processors into Systems 1993, (17 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157124
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Scott D. Lindell, Martin Marietta Astronautics Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1958:
Transition of Optical Processors into Systems 1993
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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