ACOUSTO-OPTIC PROCESSOR FOR SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6251
Amount: $64,048.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Photonic Systems Inc
1900 S Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL, 32901
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 TODD R BADER
 (305) 984-8181
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
PROCESSING OF SAR DATA IN REAL TIME REQUIRES HIGH SPEED COMPUTATION DEVICES CURRENTLY BEYOND THE STATE-OF-THE-ART OF CONVENTIONAL METHODS. DESIRED PROCESSORS MUST ALSO BE SMALL, RUGGED AND LOW POWER TO BE DEPLOYED ON AIRCRAFT. OPTICAL TECHNIQUES CAN SATISFY THESE REQUIREMENTS WITH IMAGINATIVE ARCHITECTURES. THIS PROPOSAL PRESENTS AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR REAL TIME SAR IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION THAT CAN BE FABRICATED FOR IRBORNE APPLICATIONS. THE PROPOSED APPROACH IS A TWO DIMENSIONAL CROSS AMBIGITY FUNCTION PROCESSOR THAT UTILIZES STATE-OF-THE-ART ACOUSTO-OPTIC DEVICES IN AN IN-LINE INTERFEROMETRIC CONFIGURATION. THE PROPOSED EFFORT WILL BE AN ANALYSIS OF PERFORMANCE AND IMPLEMENTATION TRADEOFF FOR DESIGNS OPTIMIZED FOR SAR IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION.

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