Accession Number : ADA325865

Title :   Photonics Space Time Processing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 94-Sep 96,

Corporate Author : ROME LAB ROME NY

Personal Author(s) : Talbot, Pierre J.

PDF Url : ADA325865

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Radar clutter is usually characterized statistically by two parameter lognormal or Weibull models. The utilization of two parameter models has been impeded by a lack of methods for estimating the parameters. An optical monopulse chirp processor is presented that performs real-time adaptive estimates of the lognormal and Weibull parameters. The processor architecture requires only mature optical power or heterodyne spectrum analyzer technology. The optical monopulse chirp processor issued as United States Patent #5,546,089 on August 13, 1996.

Descriptors :   *PHOTONICS, *MONOPULSE RADAR, *RADAR CLUTTER, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, WEIBULL DENSITY FUNCTIONS, REAL TIME, PARALLEL PROCESSING, FALSE ALARMS, RADAR SIGNALS, TARGET DETECTION, CHIRP RADAR, NORMAL DISTRIBUTION.

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE