Accession Number : ADA207556

Title :   Evaluation of an Optical Correlator and Matched Filter Maker.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Stensby, John L ; Christensen, Charles R

PDF Url : ADA207556

Report Date : 28 Feb 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Experimental work with a compact, coherent, real-time optical correlator and a matched filter maker system is described. The system was designed and built by the technical staff of The Environmental Research Institute of Michigan. Attributes of the correlator included small size, the ability to correlate an input image with multiple references, and operation over a wide range of input light levels. The input scene enters the correlator by a system of lenses while the matched filters are prerecorded on a photographic plate that is inserted into the correlator. The correlator contains a miniature CCD television camera upon which the correlations are projected. The output of the camera is a standard composite video signal which can be displayed on a simple monitor. A match between the input scene and one of the stored filters is indicated by the appearance of a bright correlation spot on the output monitor. (Author).

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL CORRELATORS, *MATCHED FILTERS, ARRAYS, REAL TIME, COHERENT OPTICAL RADIATION, LOW LIGHT LEVELS, SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS, CHARGE COUPLED DEVICES, TELEVISION CAMERAS, IMAGES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, VIDEO SIGNALS, OUTPUT, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE