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Real-time anisoplanatic convolution methods for laser-based scene generation: closed-loop focal-plane-array test and evaluation methods
Author(s): Sidney L. Steely; Heard S. Lowry III; R. H. Fugerer; Parker David Elrod
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes recent technology at Arnold Engineering Development Center to provide real-time closed-loop image synthesis. Laser-based direct-write scene generation methods are used to simulate dynamic sensor operation and complex infrared scenes. New photonic image- synthesis methods employ image-to-object Whittaker-Shannon sampling, anisoplanatic optical convolution by quasi-isoplanatic spatial decomposition, and high-speed digital electronics for acousto-optic modulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2469, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation, (2 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210613
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Sidney L. Steely, Micro Craft Technology (United States)
Heard S. Lowry III, Micro Craft Technology (United States)
R. H. Fugerer, Micro Craft Technology (United States)
Parker David Elrod, Micro Craft Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2469:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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