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Acousto-Optic Parallel Channel Wideband Receiver Concept
Author(s): J. H. Zablotney
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Paper Abstract

The design of wideband Acousto-Optic receivers with real-time signal processing capabilities is severely limited by the sequential readout characteristics of available monolithic photodiode arrays. An alternative receiver design, using a photo sensing concept that employs a linear fiber optic array is considered here. Each fiber in the array is connected to its own photosensor, video detector and threshold circuitry. The array cir-cuitry is interfaced with a digital processor capable of real-time analysis of the array output. The receiver, consisting of an acousto-optic spectrum analyzer, the fiber array and processor can measure signal frequency and time-of-arrival over wide band widths. This paper describes the characteristics of the fiber array and the system processor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1979
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0180, Real-Time Signal Processing II, (21 September 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957321
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J. H. Zablotney, Litton/Amecom (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0180:
Real-Time Signal Processing II
Tien F. Tao, Editor(s)

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