Accession Number : ADD013691

Title :   Optical Correlator for Analysis of Random Fields.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 27 Jun 86, patented 2 Feb 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Becker, Roger J ; Buswell, Allan ; Al-Saffar, Mustafa A

Report Date : 02 Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This invention relates to optical data correlator for the analysis of images of random fields. It comprises a light source for projecting a beam of light along a preselected optical axis, a first lens system for receiving the beam and focusing it onto a first image, a second lens system for receiving light transmitted by the first image and focusing the light so transmitted onto a second image, a third lens system for receiving light transmitted by the second image and projecting this transmitted by the second image and projecting this transmitted light onto a photodetector, and suitable electronics including an amplifier and an analog-to-digital converter for analyzing the output of the photodetector and displaying the output in useful form. Spatial filters may be included to define the projected beam, and an alignment system preferably attachable to the second image may be included to selectively position the second image.

Descriptors :   *IMAGES, *OPTICAL CORRELATORS, *SPATIAL FILTERING, *PATENTS, ALIGNMENT, LENSES, LIGHT, LIGHT SOURCES, OPTICAL DATA, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, PHOTODETECTORS

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE