A range-Doppler radar signal processor based upon coherent holographic analog optical signal processing is discussed. Advantages over conventional range-Doppler processors include increased bandwidths (>30 GHz), enhanced dynamic range, and ability to process any waveform type.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(070.4550) Fourier optics and signal processing : Correlators
R. R. Reibel, Z. Cole, B. Kaylor, T. Berg, K. D. Merkel, and W. R. Babbitt, " Real-Time Range-Doppler Radar Imaging Using a Coherent Holographic Analog Optical Signal Processor," in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications/Coherent Optical Technologies and Applications, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CWB3.
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