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Programmable Real-Time Acousto-Optic/CCD SAR Processor
Author(s): Michael Haney; Kelvin Wagner; Demetri Psaltis
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Paper Abstract

The theory of operation of the Real-Time Acousto-Optic SAR Processor is reviewed and recent experimental results are presented. The results include a demonstration of the real-time imaging capability of the processor with simulated radar signals. An advanced version of this processor is then described in which a programmable reference function is entered via a second acousto-optic device to eliminate the need for a 2-D SLM. In this implementation the reference function is updated by electronic means to give the processor the flexibility to adapt rapidly to changes in the parameters of the radar/target geometry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0495, Real-Time Signal Processing VII, (28 November 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944026
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Haney, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Kelvin Wagner, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Demetri Psaltis, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0495:
Real-Time Signal Processing VII
Keith Bromley, Editor(s)

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