21 September 1979 Electro-Optical Signal Processing Module
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Proceedings Volume 0180, Real-Time Signal Processing II; (1979) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957319
Event: Technical Symposium East, 1979, Washington, D.C., United States
Abstract
The authors have developed a new electro-optical signal processing module, just a few cubic inches in size, capable of performing a broad variety of general linear filtering operations at very rapid rates, typically greater than 109 multiplications per second. The distinct feature of this processor is its use of incoherent optics to achieve speed and parallelism in its operation. References 1-6 describe previous work in this technology. The present paper reviews the characteristics of this processing technique, describes the mathematical operations it is capable of performing, gives the operating parameters of the current implementation, and presents plans for modifications to even further improve its performance.
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Keith Bromley, Anthony C. H. Louie, Richard D. Martin, Jerome J. Symanski, Thomas E. Keenan, Michael A. Monahan, "Electro-Optical Signal Processing Module", Proc. SPIE 0180, Real-Time Signal Processing II, (21 September 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957319; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957319
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