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Digital gallium arsenide insertion into the OH-58D scout helicopter
Author(s): Timothy A. Misko; Norm L. Andrade
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Paper Abstract

A very-high-speed sensor processor subsystem (MSPS) is described in terms of its design, fabrication techniques, and applications to fielded military systems. Incorporated in the design are high-speed GaAs and Si integrated circuits and an algorithm for aided target recognition and multiple target tracking. The existing Mast Mounted Sight (MMS) system is described, and the MSPS system is described in detail to permit a comparison of the two system processors. The speed of the proposed system is 100 million instructions/s, and the system operates in parallel and offers 24-bit floating point multiplies and ALU operations and 16 bit integer multiplies internal with 24-bit integer operations and external memory access. The processor employs existing form factor, power supply, operational software, and interfaces, and can be operated at about the same cost with reduced operator workload.

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: 10.1117/12.21006
Show Author Affiliations
Timothy A. Misko, McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Co. (United States)
Norm L. Andrade, McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Corp. (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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