17 September 1993 Acousto-optic range-doppler processor for radar insertion
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An acousto-optic (AO) range-Doppler processor is interfaced to an advanced ground-based radar system developed by the U.S. Army Missile Command (MICOM). Demonstration of this optical processor in the MICOM radar is the primary objective of this program, part of the DARPA-sponsored Transition of Optical Processors into Systems (TOPS) program. This paper reviews the MICOM radar system, describes the design of the AO range-Doppler processor, and details the digital electronic interfaces required to achieve real-time operation in the MICOM radar. Experimental results for the AO processor are also provided.
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Lorna J. Harrison, Edward A. Viveiros, Michael S. Patterson, Christopher Scott Anderson, Rodney A. Durrett, Windell Neil Mohon, Robert J. Berinato, "Acousto-optic range-doppler processor for radar insertion", Proc. SPIE 1958, Transition of Optical Processors into Systems 1993, (17 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.157130; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.157130
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Radar

Acousto-optics

Signal processing

Adaptive optics

Doppler effect

Interfaces

Charge-coupled devices

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