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Design and testing of space-domain minimum-average correlation energy filters for 2-D acousto-optic correlators
Author(s): James M. Connelly; Bhagavatula Vijaya Kumar; Perry A. Molley; K. Terry Stalker; Brian A. Kast
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Paper Abstract

Two-dimensional acousto-optic (AO) correlators differ from frequency plane correlators in that multiplying, shifting, and adding, rather than Fourier transforming are used to obtain the correlations. Thus, manu of the available composite filter design techniques are not aimed at designing filters for use in AO correlators because they yield frequency-domain functions. In this paper, a method is introduced for designing filter impulse responses of arbitrary extent for implementation on AO correlators. These filters are designed to yield sharp correlation peaks. Simulation results are included to illustrate the viability of the proposed approach. Also included are some initial results from the first successful use of gray-scale composite filters on an AO correlator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 1564, Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures III, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.49742
Show Author Affiliations
James M. Connelly, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Bhagavatula Vijaya Kumar, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Perry A. Molley, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
K. Terry Stalker, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Brian A. Kast, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1564:
Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures III
Bahram Javidi, Editor(s)

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