ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION OF THE DATA COLLECTION PROCESS OF TIME-INTEGRATING CORRELATORS

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Authors
  1. Brousseau, N.
  2. Salt, J.W.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The features of the detection process of a TIC have been studied with a computer simulation. Optimal conditions of operation, allowing a reliable detection of the correlation peaks over the whole operating window, have been established. These optimal conditions have the advantage to allow a graceful degradation of the detection process performance when the parameters drift away from their optimal value. Of particular importance is the fact that the detection process is not sensitive to large change of temperature when an optimal modulation is used. It is also demonstrated that the exact shape of the sensitivity response of the detector array element is a parameter of secondary importance in the evaluation of the detection process performance. Experimental verifications of the optimal detection process has confirmed its capability to detect reliably correlation peaks over the whole field of view of the TIC.
Keywords
TIME INTEGRATING CORRELATORS (TIC)
Report Number
DREO-TN-95-5 — Technical Note
Date of publication
01 Mar 1995
Number of Pages
46
DSTKIM No
95-04643
CANDIS No
152237
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Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Hardcopy

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