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Application of a Highly Parallel Processor to Radar Data Processing

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2 Author(s)
Bergland, G.D. ; Bell Telephone Laboratories Whippany, N. J. 07981 ; Hunnicutt, C.F.

The application of a highly parallel computer known as PEPE (Parallel Element Processing Ensemble) to radar data processing is described. The PEPE computer consists of a large number of identical processing elements which operate in parallel and are controlled by a common control unit. Each of the processing elements is assigned to a particular radar target such that many targets can be tracked in parallel. PEPE is designed to augment a conventional computer rather than to stand alone. The total data processing load associated with a radar tracking system is distributed between PEPE and the sequential machine in a manner than maximizes the overall system efficiency and desensitizes the system performance to fluctuations in traffic levels. The use of PEPE provides very high data processing throughput potential to a radar data processing system.

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:AES-8 ,  Issue: 2 )