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Characterization of wideband ISAR processor
Author(s): Peter A. Wasilousky; Tim A. Sunderlin; Ty Olmstead
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Paper Abstract

We review the basic operating principles involved in development of a real time hybrid opto-electronic radar processor to form a 2-D range-Doppler image for ISAR applications. An overview description of the physical implementation of the processor developed at PSI is included, along with a discussion of the high level processor control structure required for performing the radar algorithm and system test functions. Finally, we present the results of preliminary testing of the pulse compression processor (PCP) which forms the cornerstone of the optical processing operation. The key capability of the optical correlator to map precise phase shifts via direct control of the radar transmitter carrier IF is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2754, Advances in Optical Information Processing VII, (12 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243143
Show Author Affiliations
Peter A. Wasilousky, Photonic Systems Inc. (United States)
Tim A. Sunderlin, Photonic Systems Inc. (United States)
Ty Olmstead, Photonic Systems Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2754:
Advances in Optical Information Processing VII
Dennis R. Pape, Editor(s)

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