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Experimental measurements of dynamic range requirements for cross-correlation with synthetic discriminant functions
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Paper Abstract

Optical correlation systems have been lagging in performance due to the severely limited dynamic range capability which has been somewhat alleviated as newer devices are becoming available. In general, however, it is not clear what dynamic range is required for generally good performance both in the input device and in the filters. Experiments with a digital cross correlator which can accommodate up to 16 bits of input dynamic range was used to establish practical performance limitations for a majority of cross correlators. The experiments were conducted using a reduction of the dynamic range from actual 12 bit data incrementally to smaller levels such that performance measures could be compared. This paper quantifies these results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3073, Optical Pattern Recognition VIII, (27 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270367
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan A. Mills, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
S. Richard F. Sims, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3073:
Optical Pattern Recognition VIII
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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