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Optoelectronic processing for space
Author(s): Terry M. Turpin; John Barnett Hammond; Keith R. Frampton
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Paper Abstract

Optoelectronic processing provides significant advantages for space applications. These advantages include enhanced processing capability with reduced size, weight and power. Design considerations that are unique to space can have a significant impact on the development schedule. Optoelectronic processors are most efficient at operations that involve correlation, Fourier transforms, or a combination of these functions. Several application areas where these functions are used are presented along with the rationale for using optoelectronics. Two key applications include telecommunications switching and radar processing. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) processing in space is discussed as a specific example.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 1997
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 10288, Advancement of Photonics for Space: A Critical Review, 102880A (29 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.278763
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Terry M. Turpin, Essex Corp. (United States)
John Barnett Hammond, Essex Corp. (United States)
Keith R. Frampton, Essex Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10288:
Advancement of Photonics for Space: A Critical Review
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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