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Optical Channelized Receiver Applications To Radar
Author(s): Richard A. Coppock; Richard F. Croce; Douglas P. Woodman
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Paper Abstract

Optical signal processors have application to laser and conventional microwave radars. This paper describes optical channelized receivers which offer 100 percent intercept probability, 1 GHz bandwidth and approximately 1 MHz detection cell resolution. The principles of operation of optical channelized receivers are set forth and typical performance specifications derived from actual system measurements are presented. These channelizers provide a detection capability which appears to closely match the coarse frequency determination requirements for coherent laser radar processors. A possible implementation of an optical channelizer in a LADAR doppler receiver is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1977
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0128, Effective Utilization of Optics in Radar Systems, (28 December 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955991
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Richard A. Coppock, GTE Sylvania Inc. (United States)
Richard F. Croce, GTE Sylvania Inc. (United States)
Douglas P. Woodman, GTE Sylvania Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0128:
Effective Utilization of Optics in Radar Systems
Bernard W. Vatz, Editor(s)

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