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Because of the shorter wavelengths involved, typical radar sensors are usually small enough that they can be physically turned and tilted. Thus, it isnot unusual to see radar sensors turning around and tilting up and down. Although I'm not personally aware of any applications that use arrays of radarsensors, my suspicion is that there probably are some being used in fixed air surveillance operations.

Petroleum exploration

A large percentage of petroleum exploration involves the insertion of a powerful surge of acoustic energy into the ground (or into the ocean) and listening for and recording the echo signals returned by the various layers ofthe earth. By moving across the earth and repeating this process, a profile of the earth's layering can be produced. An experienced exploration geophysicist can examine the profiles and reach conclusions as to the likelihoodthat a particular stratum contains petroleum.

Exploration geophysicists have been using arrays of sensors for this purpose for at least the past 55 years according to my personal knowledge, and probablyfor many years before that.

Image processing

Image processing in the wavenumber domain

While the examples described above are interesting, they are beyond the scope of anything that I can demonstrate online. However, there are severalinteresting applications using 2D Fourier transforms that I can demonstrate online. One of those applications is image processing.

Future modules will show how to use 2D Fourier transforms for such purposes as softening images, sharpening images, doing edge detection on images, etc. Forthis application, it is satisfactory to use a 2D Fourier transform program that assumes that the space domain data is purely real. Therefore, the program that Iwill present and explain in Part 2 of this module will make that assumption.

Image processing in the space domain

The 2D Fourier transform will be used in future modules to help explain how and why 2D image convolution behaves the way it does. A preview of that materialis shown in Figure 6 .

Figure 6. Image processing in the space domain.
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Convolution versus multiplication

Convolution in the space domain is equivalent to multiplication in the wavenumber domain, and vice versa.

A simple space function and its wavenumber spectrum

The top left image in Figure 6 shows a simple 3D surface in space consisting of a raised square. The wavenumber spectrum of that surface is shown in thelower left image in Figure 6 . Note that the spectrum has a peak at a wavenumber value of zero with low values at the higher wave numbers near the edges. Thepeak in the center is relatively narrow with respect to the folding wave number at the edges.

A 2D convolution operator and its spectral response

The image in the upper center of Figure 6 shows a typical 2D convolution operator consisting of a value of +8 in the center surrounded by eightcoefficients each having a value of -1.

The wavenumber spectral response of that convolution operator is shown in the lower center. Note that it has peaks at the folding wavenumbers on all foursides with a low value in the center.

Questions & Answers

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s. Reply
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are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
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Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
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for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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