Issue No. 06 - December (1994 vol. 14)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/40.331388
<p>Demanding ever-increasing throughput and processing power, space applications push the outer limits of conventional pattern-recognition technology. Optical correlators offer a siren's song of potential advantages over all-electronic devices. Realizing these advantages, however, will be difficult because of limitations on current spatial light modulators, key elements in an optical correlator. We propose a promising architecture that may overcome these limitations.</p>
E. R. Washwell, G. O. Cheen and C. H. Huang, "Optical Correlators for Space Applications: Prospects and Problems," in IEEE Micro, vol. 14, no. , pp. 42-47, 1994.