24 August 1992 Acousto-optic range-Doppler processor design for radar insertion
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An Acousto-Optic (AO) Range-Doppler Processor is described that is designed to interface to an advanced ground-based radar system developed by the U.S. Army Missile Command (MICOM). Demonstration of this optical processing technology in the MICOM radar is the primary objective of this DARPA-sponsored Transition of Optical Processors into Systems (TOPS) program. This paper presents a description of the MICOM radar system, highlights the design of the AO Range-Doppler Processor, and describes the required radio frequency (RF) and digital electronic interfaces to achieve real-time operation in the MICOM radar. Insertion plans for this TOPS program are also summarized.
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Edward A. Viveiros, Edward A. Viveiros, Lorna J. Harrison, Lorna J. Harrison, Michael S. Patterson, Michael S. Patterson, Robert J. Berinato, Robert J. Berinato, Kyle W. Williams, Kyle W. Williams, Vahid R. Riasati, Vahid R. Riasati, Rodney A. Durrett, Rodney A. Durrett, } "Acousto-optic range-Doppler processor design for radar insertion", Proc. SPIE 1704, Advances in Optical Information Processing V, (24 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.139907; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.139907

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