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ImSyn: photonic image synthesis applied to synthetic aperture radar, microscopy, and ultrasound imaging
Author(s): Terry M. Turpin; James L. Lafuse
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Paper Abstract

ImSyn™ is an image synthesis technology, developed and patented by Essex Corporation. ImSyn™ can provide compact, low cost, and low power solutions to some of the most difficult image synthesis problems existing today. The inherent simplicity of ImSyn™ enables the manufacture of low cost and reliable photonic systems for imaging applications ranging from airborne reconnaissance to doctors office ultrasound.

The initial application of ImSyn™ technology has been to SAR processing; however, it has a wide range of applications such as:

•Image Correlation

•Image Compression

•Acoustic Imaging

•X-ray Tomography (CAT, PET, SPECT)

•Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)


•Range-Doppler Mapping (extended TDOA/FDOA)

This paper describes ImSyn™ in terms of synthetic aperture microscopy and then shows how the technology can be extended to ultrasound and synthetic aperture radar. The synthetic aperture microscope (SAM) enables high resolution three dimensional microscopy with greater dynamic range than real aperture microscopes. SAM produces complex image data, enabling the use of coherent image processing techniques. Most importantly SAM produces the image data in a form that is easily manipulated by a digital image processing workstation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 1993
Proc. SPIE 1773, Photonics for Computers, Neural Networks, and Memories, (2 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.983212
Show Author Affiliations
Terry M. Turpin, Essex Corp. (United States)
James L. Lafuse, Essex Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1773:
Photonics for Computers, Neural Networks, and Memories
Stephen T. Kowel; John A. Neff; William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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