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Progress on developing an optical adaptive processor based on multichannel architectures
Author(s): Shizhuo Yin; Alex V. Petrov; Oleg B. Leonov; Rui X. Yang
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Paper Abstract

Adaptive beamforming is a technique to suppress the interference coupled to the antenna through the antenna sidelobes and minimize the corruption ofthe signal of interest by means of adaptively tracking the source of interference with the nulls of radiation pattern [1-2]. Adaptivity is vital to a host of mission-critical applications, for which jamming suppression in a radar has been studied extensively [3]. As the time-bandwidth product (TBWP) of the adaptive processor increases, the computational burden rapidly exceeds the capabilities of the state-of-the art integrated microelectronics technology. A computation power of 1013 bps may be required. Insufficient parallelism has limited performance of electronic radar processors to approximately 50 dB jam suppression over the bandwidth of 1 MHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3463, Photonics and Radio Frequency II, (3 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330382
Show Author Affiliations
Shizhuo Yin, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Alex V. Petrov, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Oleg B. Leonov, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Rui X. Yang, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3463:
Photonics and Radio Frequency II
Gregory J. Zagar; Anastasios P. Goutzoulis; Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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