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Acousto-optic processor for autonomous SAR guidance
Author(s): Dennis R. Pape
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an acoustooptic signal processor designed to produce real-time spotlight mode synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images for autonomous missile guidance. The processor is designed to maintain a range and azimuth resolution of 2 m. High-quality image formation results from electronic motion compensation applied to each received pulse. The processor controls range sidelobes through a weighting function applied during the correlation process, while azimuth sidelobes are controlled either by weighting or by increasing the corehent integration time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1296, Advances in Optical Information Processing IV, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21265
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Dennis R. Pape, Photonic Systems Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1296:
Advances in Optical Information Processing IV
Dennis R. Pape, Editor(s)

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