Accession Number : ADD016071

Title :   Optical Pattern Recognition System Utilizing Resonator Array.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 31 Aug 92, patented 31 Aug 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Garcia, Joseph P

Report Date : 31 Aug 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Separate features of a composite image in a field of view illuminated by a laser beam are respectively monitored by low level optical cavity resonators of an array from which optical data outputs are distributed to high level resonators for optical data correlation. Adjacent low level resonators of the array are coupled by controllers for modal interaction modified by feedback to the controllers from the high level resonators through optical signal transforming means for signal correction purposes in pattern recognition of the composite image.

Descriptors :   *CAVITY RESONATORS, *OPTICAL DATA, *PATTERN RECOGNITION, *PATENTS, *OPTICAL IMAGES, ARRAYS, CAVITIES, COMPOSITE IMAGES, CORRELATION, FEEDBACK, IMAGES, LASER BEAMS, LASERS, LOW LEVEL, OUTPUT, RESONATORS, SIGNALS, NONLINEAR OPTICS, HOLOGRAMS, FIBER OPTICS

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE