Improved correlation discrimination is achieved by using a fringe-adjusted joint transform correlator (JTC). This technique is found to yield significantly better correlation output than the classical and binary JTC’s for input scenes involving single as well as multiple objects. It also avoids the computation-intensive Fourier-plane joint power spectrum binarization processing of a binary JTC. Two optical implementations for the proposed technique are also suggested.
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