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Validation Of A Digital Simulation Of An Optical Matched Filter Correlator Applied To Aerial Reconnaissance
Author(s): Kenneth G. Leib; Jay Mendelsohn
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Paper Abstract

Optical and digital approaches to 2-D image processors each have their unique advantages and limitations. Hybrid systems have been proposed to utilize the best of both. An equally important manner in which the two approaches can complement each other is through a digital simulation of the optical system. This paper reviews some of the problems of matched filter correlator applications and illustrates how valid models for simulations can be generated. Comparisons of the digital simulation to the analog approach are made for detection problems using specific targets and terrains. The relative merits of each technique as well as ways in which the digital simulation may be used to assist in the optimal design of the analog system are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1981
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0309, Airborne Reconnaissance V, (12 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932772
Show Author Affiliations
Kenneth G. Leib, Grumman Aerospace Corporation (United States)
Jay Mendelsohn, Grumman Aerospace Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0309:
Airborne Reconnaissance V
Robert J. Bannach, Editor(s)

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