Accession Number:

ADD010342

Title:

An Efficient Optical Design for a Matched Filter Correlator.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Document describes an optical system which uses a Wollaston prism in place of a beam splitter to maximize the throughput of the coherent light by taking full advantage of the polarization-dependent characteristics of the basic correlator design. It eliminates one collimating lens and up to two linear polarizer elements, while yielding a compact in-line arrangement and eliminating the need for any folding-path mirrors in order to achieve a small overall package design. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE