The techniques used for storing matched filters in image processing units of the optical matched filter image correlator (OMFIC) type determine to a large extent the capacity and discrimination of the complete system. Coherent and non-coherent addition of images for overlayed matched filter recording are investigated and reported upon. Results are related by performance in the areas of diffraction efficiency and signal-to-clutter measurements. Dichromated gelatins are used as matched filter recording media and the results compared with silver salt photographic materials. Finally, a formula is derived for matched filter capacity and the analysis extended to the case where the medium sets the resolution for matched filter recording.
Kenneth G. Leib,
Robert A. Bondurant,
M. Ronald Wohlers,
"Optical Matched Filter Correlator Memory Techniques And Storage Capacity," Optical Engineering 19(3), 193414 (1 June 1980). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7972529