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Air Force Research In Optical Processing
Author(s): John A. Neff; David L. Flannery
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Paper Abstract

Advanced Air Force weapons systems require the real-time processing of data obtained from a multitude of sensors at data rates which exceed current capabilities. In addition, the advent of advanced sophisticated radars and other new information sensing devices for use by the tactical forces has created a requirement for an economical method of communicating large volumes of data in a rapid secure manner. These requirements necessitate the development of parallel processing techniques such as optical processing. Therefore, the Air Force is actively pursuing scientific research and exploratory development into both optical image and optical signal processing. This paper will describe the ongoing Air Force programs in these areas with special emphasis on spatial light modulators, holographic optical elements, non-linear optical processing, and optical correlators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1977
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0118, Optical Signal and Image Processing, (8 December 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955666
Show Author Affiliations
John A. Neff, Bolling Air Force Base (United States)
David L. Flannery, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0118:
Optical Signal and Image Processing
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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