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Demonstration of a real-time acousto-optic range-Doppler processor
Author(s): Rodney A. Durrett; Robert J. Berinato; Lorna J. Harrison; Edward A. Viveiros; Michael S. Patterson; Willie Caraway
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Paper Abstract

An acousto-optic (AO) range-Doppler processor is being developed to interface to an advanced ground-based radar system developed by the U.S. Army Missile Command (MICOM). The AO processor will replace the function of several digital processor boards currently in the radar. The primary objective of this program is the real-time demonstration of an optical processor in the MICOM radar. This paper provides an overview of the MICOM radar system, discusses the design of the AO range-Doppler processor, and describes the radio frequency and digital electronic interfaces required to achieve real-time operation in the MICOM radar. Upcoming integration and test activities are then described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2747, Radar Sensor Technology, (17 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243066
Show Author Affiliations
Rodney A. Durrett, Dynetics, Inc. (United States)
Robert J. Berinato, Dynetics, Inc. (United States)
Lorna J. Harrison, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Edward A. Viveiros, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Michael S. Patterson, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Willie Caraway, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2747:
Radar Sensor Technology
Gerald S. Ustach, Editor(s)

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