Photon Counting Frequency Discriminator for LDV Systems

  • W T MayoJr.
Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 23)


A brief review of recent research and development of a Dual Correlate and Subtract (DCS) statistical frequency discriminator was presented. This work includes the application of the theory of inhomogeneous Poisson processes to the modeling of LDV signals1, a technique for digital simulation of these signals which will be described in detail soon, and the concepts and hardware results to date for the DSC technique. The DCS material was described at the first CLEOS conference in May.2 The slides from the CLEOS presentation formed the core of this review presentation. A summary of that material follows. The details of all of this work have been documented in technical reports.3,4


Inhomogeneous Poisson Process Frequency Discriminator Relative Frequency Deviation Statistical Error Analysis System Clock Frequency 
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    W. T. Mayo, Jr., Modeling Laser Velocimeter Signals as Triply Stochastic Poisson Processes, Proceedings of the Minnesota Symposium on Laser Anemometry, Continuing Education and Extension, University of Minnesota, October 22–24, 1975.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    W. T. Mayo, Jr., Development of a High-Speed Dual Lag Photon Processor, Digest of Conference on Laser and Electro-optical Systems (CLEOS) May 25–27, 1976. A full paper by the same title has been submitted to Applied Optics.Google Scholar
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    W. T. Mayo, Jr., Digital Photon Correlation Data Processing Techniques, Final Report U. S. Air Force Contract No. F40600-74-C-0016, Report No. AEDC-TR-76-81, July 1976. Available in DDC.Google Scholar
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    W. T. Mayo, Jr., Study of Photon Correlation Techniques for Processing of Laser Velocimeter Signals, Final Report, for NASA Langley Research Center Contract No. NASA1-13737, in publication.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • W T MayoJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Spectron Development LaboratoriesCosta MesaUSA

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