12 June 2001 Recent developments in biologically inspired seeker technology
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Proceedings Volume 4288, Photodetectors: Materials and Devices VI; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.429394
Event: Symposium on Integrated Optics, 2001, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
As electro-optic sensors increase in size and frame rate, the data transfer and digital processing resource requirements also increase. In many missions, the spatial area of interest is but a small fraction of the available field of view. Choosing the right region of interest, however, is a challenge and still requires an enormous amount of downstream digital processing resources. In order to filter this ever-increasing amount of data, we look at how nature solves the problem. The Advanced Guidance Division of the Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/MNG) at Eglin AFB, Florida, has been pursuing research in the area of advanced sensor and image processing concepts based on biologically inspired sensory information processing. A summary of some vertebrate and invertebrate inspired 'neuromorphic' processing efforts will be presented along with a seeker system concept utilizing this innovative technology. Concepts and requirements for future such efforts will also be discussed.
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Paul L. McCarley, Mark A. Massie, "Recent developments in biologically inspired seeker technology", Proc. SPIE 4288, Photodetectors: Materials and Devices VI, (12 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.429394; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.429394
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