Accession Number:

ADA167196

Title:

Optical Digital Algebraic Processing for Multi-Sensor-Array Data.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 30 Sep 84-29 Sep 85,

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

This research program centered on the investigation of low-accuracy analog opto-electronic methods for processing multi-sensor-array data e.g., phased array radar, sonar. Two methods were considered for signal orthogonalization in low-accuracy preprocessors, one based on a resonant piezo-electro-optic modulator devices. Neither method appears to offer significant benefits over all-electronic preprocessor methods because of the lack of large-scale parallelism. An analog, continuous-time opto-electronic processor for adaptive phased array signal processing was also considered that does exhibit considerable parallelism and shows promise for use as a low-accuracy co-processor in a hybrid analogdigital configuration.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE