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Advanced Electronic Warfare Receiver Forecast
Author(s): James B . Y Tsui; Paul S. Hadorn; Robert L. Davis
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Paper Abstract

It is desirable to have a set of universal requirements for electronic warfare (EW) receivers so that every receiver designer need only fulfill this one set of requirements. It is very difficult, however, to provide such a set of generic requirements for EW receivers. Not only will different missions require receivers with different specifications , but requirements are also driven by available technology. For example, if a Bragg cell has a bandwidth of 1 GHz, the bandwidth of the complete optical processor (receiver) will be limited to 1 GHz or less. Receiver requirements are also dictated by other subsystems in the EW system. For example, if the digital processor following a receiver can process only 100,000 pulses/second, there is no need to design a receiver to receive more than 100,000 pulses/second because the additional pulses received will either be ignored by the processor or, as is more likely, cause a partial or complete processor failure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0789, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications III, (9 November 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940735
Show Author Affiliations
James B . Y Tsui, Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories (United States)
Paul S. Hadorn, Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories (United States)
Robert L. Davis, Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0789:
Optical Technology for Microwave Applications III
Shi-Kay Yao, Editor(s)

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