1 August 1991 Compact low-power acousto-optic range-Doppler-angle processor for a pulsed-Doppler radar
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We describe an acousto-optic signal processor which simultaneously determines target range, velocity (Doppler shift) and angle-of-arrival from pulsed Doppler radar signals. The two-dimensional processor combines a two-channel acousto-optic time-integrating correlator fed with radar signals from two antennas with an orthogonal acousto-optic time-integrating spectrum analyzer to simultaneously display target range, Doppler, and angle-of-arrival in orthogonal spatial dimensions on a two-dimensional photodetector array. By combining the pulsed Doppler and angle-of-arrival signal processing functions in a single acousto-optic processor, a compact, low power consuming package is possible.
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Dennis R. Pape, Dennis R. Pape, Nickolas P. Vlannes, Nickolas P. Vlannes, Dharmesh P. Patel, Dharmesh P. Patel, Sonlinh Phuvan, Sonlinh Phuvan, } "Compact low-power acousto-optic range-Doppler-angle processor for a pulsed-Doppler radar", Proc. SPIE 1476, Optical Technology for Microwave Applications V, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45573; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.45573
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