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Acousto-optic range-doppler processor for radar insertion
Author(s): Lorna J. Harrison; Edward A. Viveiros; Michael S. Patterson; Christopher Scott Anderson; Rodney A. Durrett; Windell Neil Mohon; Robert J. Berinato
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Paper Abstract

An acousto-optic (AO) range-Doppler processor is interfaced to an advanced ground-based radar system developed by the U.S. Army Missile Command (MICOM). Demonstration of this optical processor in the MICOM radar is the primary objective of this program, part of the DARPA-sponsored Transition of Optical Processors into Systems (TOPS) program. This paper reviews the MICOM radar system, describes the design of the AO range-Doppler processor, and details the digital electronic interfaces required to achieve real-time operation in the MICOM radar. Experimental results for the AO processor are also provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1958, Transition of Optical Processors into Systems 1993, (17 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157130
Show Author Affiliations
Lorna J. Harrison, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Edward A. Viveiros, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Michael S. Patterson, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Christopher Scott Anderson, Dynetics, Inc. (United States)
Rodney A. Durrett, Dynetics, Inc. (United States)
Windell Neil Mohon, Dynetics, Inc. (United States)
Robert J. Berinato, Dynetics, Inc. (United States)


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

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