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Real-time smart optical SAR signal processor
Author(s): Anatoly A. Vasiliev; Andrew A. Kostrzewski; Judy Chen; Dai Hyun Kim; Jeongdal Kim; Samuel Huang; Gajendra D. Savant
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Paper Abstract

Optoelectronic SAR signal processing for real-time parallel adaptive on-board wide area surveillance and ATR applications is described. The signal processing architecture consists of a coarse ATR processor that performs early detection of small targets to select regions of interest in a large field of view, and a fine ATR processor for accurate classification of selected targets. Both coarse and fine ATR processors apply circular correlation-based algorithms implemented with optical joint transform correlators. Together with associative memory and genetic algorithm composite filtering, this discriminates among similar targets and rejects cluttered backgrounds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3161, Radar Processing, Technology, and Applications II, (24 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283952
Show Author Affiliations
Anatoly A. Vasiliev, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Andrew A. Kostrzewski, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Judy Chen, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Dai Hyun Kim, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Jeongdal Kim, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Samuel Huang, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Gajendra D. Savant, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3161:
Radar Processing, Technology, and Applications II
William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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