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PICO-SECOND OPTICAL HARDWARE IMPLEMENTATION FOR NEURAL NETWORK SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
9519
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9519
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Brimrose Corporation of America
19 Loveton Circle Hunt Valley Loveton Center Sparks, MD 21152-9201
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: PICO-SECOND OPTICAL HARDWARE IMPLEMENTATION FOR NEURAL NETWORK SYSTEMS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

ACOUSTO-OPTIC (AO) BRAGG CELLS OFFER THE ADVANTAGES OF RELATIVELY LOW POWER CONSUMPTION AND THE ABILITY TO PRODUCE MULTIPLE OUTPUT OPTICAL BEAMS OF VARYING INTENSITY FOR ONE BEAM ENTERING THE SYSTEM. THE MAJOR DISADVANTAGE OF THEAO DEVICE IS ITS ACOUSTIC WAVEFORM PROPAGATION DELAY, WHICH SETS A FUNDAMENTAL LIMIT ON DEVICE SPEED. ELECTRO-OPTIC (EO) DEVICES, ON THE OTHER HAND, OFFER AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE GREATER SPEED (30 GHZ), BUT REQUIRE HIGHER POWER AND CAN ONLYADJUST THE INTENSITY OF THE OUTPUT BEAM. IN THIS STUDY, A CONCEPT FOR COMBINING THE ADVANTAGES OF EACH DEVICE INTO AN ACOUSTO-ELECTRO-OPTIC (AEO) DEVICE FOR USE IN A NEURAL NETWORK SYSTEM WILL BE INVESTIGATED. THE COMBINATION OF AO AND EO TECHNOLOGIES IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCEA DEVICE CAPABLE OF 30 GHZ MODULATION OF MULTIPLE BEAMS WITHMODEST POWER CONSUMPTION. SUCCESSFUL DEMONSTRATION OF THIS TECHNOLOGY WOULD PROVIDE PICO-SECOND, OPTIC-ELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL NEURAL NETWORK APPLICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

J I Soos
3016685800

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Brimrose Corp. Of America
7720 Belair Rd Baltimore, MD 21236

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No