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Optical Sensor Signal Processing Requirements For Ballistic Missile Defense
Author(s): David M. Wilcox; Roy J. Nichols
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Paper Abstract

The optical sensor signal processing requirements for ballistic missile defense are reviewed. The paper emphasizes the signal processing techniques employed, their requirements, and the resultant impact on signal processor hardware. Highlights of the system and sensor are included for understanding. Signal Processing requirements are addressed for both the exo and endo optical sensor systems. The paper constitutes a review, delineating the ten to hundred million instructions/sec throughputs, the several million bytes of storage, the advanced real-time algorithm developments required, and the requirements on signal processing architecture and hardware.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 December 1980
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0241, Real-Time Signal Processing III, (24 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959221
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David M. Wilcox, Nichols Research Corporation (United States)
Roy J. Nichols, Nichols Research Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0241:
Real-Time Signal Processing III
Tien F. Tao, Editor(s)

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