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17 September 2013 Signal demodulation of Fourier telescopy based on spectrum correction
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Fourier telescopy is an active unconventional imaging technique. Three or more beams from different spatially separated transmitters are pointed at a distant and faint object. The spatial Fourier spectrum of the object is carried on the reflected temporally modulated signals. The image of the target can be reconstructed from the back signals by demodulation and phase closure algorithm. The conventional demodulation processing is calculating spectrum directly by inverse Fourier transform of the signal. However spectrum estimated by inverse Fourier transform has non-negligible errors caused by frequency shift error of the Acoustic-optical modulator, the noise and the relative motion between beams and the target. An improved demodulation method based on spectrum correction of FT is proposed. The method corrects the amplitude and the phase on the demodulated frequency of the signal by which better reconstructed image can be obtained. In this paper, the effect of the frequency shift error in Fourier telescopy demodulation is investigated. The degradation of the reconstructed image is simulated. We summarize the new demodulation method based on spectrum correction and give the simulated comparison between the conventional demodulation and the developed method. The result confirms the effectiveness of the improved demodulation method.
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Yang Li, Bin Xiangli, Wenxi Zhang, and Yunfeng Nie "Signal demodulation of Fourier telescopy based on spectrum correction", Proc. SPIE 8877, Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing 2013, 88770J (17 September 2013);

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