Abstract

New experimental results for scale-invariant implementations of the binary phase-only matched filter and the nonlinear joint transform correlator using ferroelectric liquid-crystal spatial light modulators are presented. We provide a comparative study of both architectures for real-time road-sign recognition. Signal-to-peak-noise ratios in excess of 5 dB over a scale range of 1.0 to 2.0 are achieved under realistic conditions of clutter.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

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