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Common module acousto-optic architecture for wideband signal processing
Author(s): Eric D. Adler; Edward A. Viveiros; Joseph Neil Mait; Robert J. Berinato; Anthony F. Zwilling; Windell Neil Mohon
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Paper Abstract

A wideband signal processor based on a common module concept is presented that has applications to both radar and signal-intercept applications. This processor is suitable for the coherent pulse compression of wideband radar signals, the intercept/characterization of spread-spectrum radar and communication signals, and the generation of the radar ambiguity function. This paper describes the theory, operation, and application of the processor, which is composed of several modules, including a 1-GHz-bandwidth wideband correlator module, a 200-MHz four-product correlator module, a radio frequency receiver and waveform/transmitter module, and a digital processing and operator interface module for use in field demonstrations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1291, Optical and Digital Gallium Arsenide Technologies for Signal Processing Applications, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20975
Show Author Affiliations
Eric D. Adler, Harry Diamond Labs. (United States)
Edward A. Viveiros, Harry Diamond Labs. (United States)
Joseph Neil Mait, Harry Diamond Labs. (United States)
Robert J. Berinato, Dynetics, Inc. (United States)
Anthony F. Zwilling, Dynetics, Inc. (United States)
Windell Neil Mohon, Dynetics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1291:
Optical and Digital Gallium Arsenide Technologies for Signal Processing Applications
Mark P. Bendett; Daniel H. Butler; Arati Prabhakar; Andrew C. Yang, Editor(s)

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