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Radar Ambiguity Function Processing Using Optical Signal Processing Techniques
Author(s): Peter Guilfoyle
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Paper Abstract

This paper documents work performed at the McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company in the field of optical signal processing as related to the processing of radar ambiguity functions. Included is a brief explanation of the two-dimensional range/doppler ambiguity function and a scheme for optically implementing it. Data is simulated digitally and optically. The optical process is documented at each point within the system. The final optical result is compared with the digital processor result, showing parallels in the fidelity of the ambiguity function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1977
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0118, Optical Signal and Image Processing, (8 December 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955688
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Peter Guilfoyle, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)

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

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