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Acousto-Optic Processing Of Radar And Communications Signals
Author(s): N. J. Berg; J. N. Lee; M. W. Casseday; I. J. Abramovitz
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Paper Abstract

Present-day processing requirements for radar and communication signals range from real-time, large bandwidth to large processing gain, all in a dense multisignal environment. By combining desirable features of acoustics and optics and in some cases charge-coupled devices (CCD), acousto-optic technology offers great promise of fulfilling these diverse requirements. This paper overviews some of the uses of acousto-optic technology, especially those using surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices in the areas of radar and communication signal processing. Two areas are covered, (1) Fourier transformation, including spectrum analysis, and (2) correlation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 February 1980
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0209, Optical Signal Processing for C3I, (29 February 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958293
Show Author Affiliations
N. J. Berg, Harry Diamond Laboratories (United States)
J. N. Lee, Harry Diamond Laboratories (United States)
M. W. Casseday, Harry Diamond Laboratories (United States)
I. J. Abramovitz, Harry Diamond Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0209:
Optical Signal Processing for C3I
William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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