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Optical morphological processing of optical correlator signals
Author(s): W. Michael Crowe
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. Army Missile Command is investigating several optical correlator systems for target acquisition, recognition, and tracking. The correlation signal is often less than ideal and surrounded by a very noisy background. A morphological approach to noise rejection in the correlation plane could enhance the performance of these systems. A morphological algorithm, realized via threshold decomposition, has been tested to provide noise rejection in the correlation plane of an optical correlator system. The peak-signal-to-peak-noise ratio has been greatly enhanced, and this algorithm lends itself to implementation as a real-time (video frame rate) processor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2026, Photonics for Processors, Neural Networks, and Memories, (9 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163582
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W. Michael Crowe, 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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