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Compact optical particulate characterization based on a tapered-fiber bundle using a holographic ring-wedge detector and optical neural network
Author(s): Martin S. Marshall
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Paper Abstract

A high-speed, compact optical correlation system is presented utilizing a tapered-fiber bundle, a holographic ring-wedge detector, and simple optical neural networks. This study includes three standard classes of unclassified military smokes and obscurants, standard liquid aerosol smokes, fibrous obscurants, and brass flakes. Digital and optical implementations of the holographic ring-wedge detector directly coupled into an optical neural network are studied as a means of increasing the speed of the decision process for particle characterization. This method has the ability to simultaneously recognize and distinguish the particle classes included in this study and to give a size range for spherical particles. Experimental data are presented utilizing a holographic ring detector and optical neural network combination for characterizing the particulates included in this study. A single holographic optical element fabricated to perform the same function as a ring detector and a simple two-layer, feedforward optical neural network are evaluated. Future work will include expanding the capabilities of the system to include more particulate types and to develop a field competent system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2752, Optical Pattern Recognition VII, (15 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.235659
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Martin S. Marshall, Carolina Orthopaedic Research Foundation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2752:
Optical Pattern Recognition VII
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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