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Real-Time Signal Processing Devices For Missile Guidance And Control
Author(s): Frank J. Langley; David S. Goldstein; Andrew J. Mannion
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Paper Abstract

Given specific system performance requirements and flexible subsystem boundaries, the means of implementing target sensor signal processing functions in today' s device technologies becomes a multi-choice problem. This paper presents the results of recent studies to determine the attributes and draw-backs of mechanizing missile radar signal processing functions in various candidate device technologies. Using a Schottky-bipolar-based design as a point of departure, alternative, complementary metal-oxide semiconductor, analog and digital charge-coupled-device designs were configured and evaluated. The dynamic nature of the sensor in its repetitive and cyclic acquisition of new data, together with the interface, computing precision and delay, flexibility, low power and small volume design constraints of missile systems, were significant screening factors in the evaluation process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1978
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0154, Real-Time Signal Processing I, (8 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.938235
Show Author Affiliations
Frank J. Langley, Raytheon Company (United States)
David S. Goldstein, Raytheon Company (United States)
Andrew J. Mannion, Raytheon Company, (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0154:
Real-Time Signal Processing I
T. F. Tao, Editor(s)

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