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Fundamental Limits In Resolution Of Double Star Targets
Author(s): Jerzy Nowakowski; Victor Simuoli; Marek Elbaum
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Paper Abstract

Estimation of positions, amplitudes, and the relative phase of double star targets is considered for an imaging system when the image pattern is registered by an incoherent array of photodetectors. An analytical framework is developed to establish the fundamental limits on the resolution of an imaging system and to obtain a quantitative understanding of the dependence of the accuracy of estimation upon the separation between targets and on the number of photons available. The additional number of signal photons required to obtain a desired accuracy for any parameter when the number of unknown parameters increases is computed and discussed for selected cases. Targets representing sources which can be either mutually coherent or incoherent are considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 1989
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1111, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing III, (26 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.977995
Show Author Affiliations
Jerzy Nowakowski, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Victor Simuoli, Riverside Research Institute (United States)
Marek Elbaum, Riverside Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1111:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing III
Sankaran Gowrinathan, Editor(s)

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