Accession Number : ADA181417

Title :   Optical Data Processing.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Jan-Dec 86,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERIN G

Personal Author(s) : Casasent, David

PDF Url : ADA181417

Report Date : Jan 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Our research concerns optical data processing for missile guidance and target recognition. It uses pattern recognition techniques with an increasing use of knowledge base, inference machine and associative processor techniques. Our Year 2 work addresses devices (the liquid crystal television), Kalman filters, intrinsic features, iconic filters, and symbolic processors. These all represent quite novel optical processing concepts. Our work also concerns new architectures and concepts such as: relational graph processors, optical linear discriminant processors, model-based optical processors, hierarchical symbolic optical correlators, and optical associative processors. Keywords include: Optical data processing, pattern recognition, feature extraction, moments, Hartley transforms, relational graphs, distortion-invariant filters and discriminant functions.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL DATA, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, *PATTERN RECOGNITION, *TARGETING, ASSOCIATIVE PROCESSING, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, GRAPHS, LIQUID CRYSTALS, TELEVISION SYSTEMS, PATTERN RECOGNITION, TARGET RECOGNITION, DISCRIMINATE ANALYSIS, KALMAN FILTERING, GUIDANCE, GUIDED MISSILES, DATA PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE