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Optical processing at MICOM
Author(s): William A. Friday; Tracy Dean Hudson; James C. Kirsch
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Paper Abstract

The Weapons Sciences Directorate of the U.S. Army Missile Command has been directly involved in research and development of optical processing technology for several years. Extensive publications have described developments in several key areas of research. Current efforts are aimed toward military applications, for which optical processing offers great potential for improved speed and performance in automatic target detection, location, and recognition. Research is directed toward overcoming the remaining technical issues. Topics of investigation include: spatial light modulator performance and use; photorefractive materials for data storage; Vander Lugt, joint transform, and acousto-optic correlator designs; neural network implementations for morphological transforms, region and texture segmentation, rapid training techniques; and composite filter design, development, and implementation. This paper describes progress and accomplishments in some of these areas, with projections for future work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2026, Photonics for Processors, Neural Networks, and Memories, (9 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163578
Show Author Affiliations
William A. Friday, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
Tracy Dean Hudson, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
James C. Kirsch, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2026:
Photonics for Processors, Neural Networks, and Memories
Stephen T. Kowel; William J. Miceli; Joseph L. Horner; Bahram Javidi; Stephen T. Kowel; William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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