Accession Number : ADD008791

Title :   Adaptive Slant Range Compensator for a Remote Optical Mapping System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mackelburg,Gerald R ; McCracken,Howard B ; McCardell,Peter D

Report Date : 26 May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : An adaptive slant range compensator, suitable for use with an optical mapping system for remote viewing, comprises a logarithmic amplifier which compresses an analog input signal having a wide range of values to a tractable range. An analog-to-digital converter converts the compressed signal to a 10-bit binary number. The digitized compressed data is then used to address antilog programmable read-only memories (PROMs) which contain the antilog of the address data in scientific notation. Control and data processing circuits are used to accumulate sample scans from the antilog PROMs in a summing memory, calculate an average scan from the accumulated sample scans, and transfer this average to a working memory. The data stored in the working memory is used to drive an attenuation/amplification network that divides succeeding scans by the stored average scan. In this way, the inverse transfer function is applied to the analog input signal, which forms another input to the attenuation/amplification network. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Mapping, Compensators, Optical equipment, Slant range, Analog to digital converters, Read only memories

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE