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Optical Information Processing For NASA's Space Exploration
Author(s): Tien-Hsin Chao; Ellen Ochoa; Richard Juday
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Paper Abstract

NASA's planning for the future exploration of the solar system includes missions requiring extremely powerful information processing systems. Optical information processing can play a key role in meeting these needs due to its high throughput and fault tolerance, low power consumption and weight. Several major optical information processing research projects such as optical pattern recognition, neural network, AOTF imaging spectrometer, spatial light modulator, and optical matrix processor, are under development at JPL, AMES, and JSC. These optical processing research efforts and their applications in NASA's various planetary exploration missions are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1990
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1151, Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures, (5 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962234
Show Author Affiliations
Tien-Hsin Chao, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)
Ellen Ochoa, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
Richard Juday, NASA Johnson Space Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1151:
Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures
Bahram Javidi, Editor(s)

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