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THE APPLICATION OF PARALLEL PROCESSING TO COORDINATE ASW OPERATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
8858
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8858
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Metron, Inc.
1818 Library Street Suite 600 Reston, VA 20190-6242
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: THE APPLICATION OF PARALLEL PROCESSING TO COORDINATE ASW OPERATIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,603.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROBLEM AREA WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE IS THE APPLICATION OF PARALLEL PROCESSING ALGORITHMS AND TECHNOLOGY TO COORDINATE ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE (ASW) OPERATIONS. OUR TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES ARE TWO-FOLD: 1) TO CONSIDER A SPECIFIC EXAMPLE OF DISCRETE NONLINEAR FILTERING, ANALYZE THE PARALLELISM IN THE DISCRETE FILTERING ALGORITHM, AND DEVELOP NEW ALGORITHMS FOR PARALLEL PROCESSORS COUPLED WITH A THEORETICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE TYPES OF ARCHITECTURES ON WHICH THE FILTERING ALGORITHM WOULD PERFORM BEST; AND 2) TO IMPLEMENT AND EVALUATE SELECTED ALGORITHMS ON A MOTOROLA 68020-BASED PARALLEL MACHINE IN ORDER TO EXPERIMENTALLY VERIFY THE UTILITY OF THE NEW ALGORITHMS. THE DISCRETE FILTERING ALGORITHM WE PROPOSE TO ANALYZE IS A NON-LINEAR TRACKER PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED BY METRON. WE WILL SHOW THAT THE DISCRETE FILTERING ALGORITHM IS MASSIVELY PARALLEL, AND THAT MOST OF THE OPERATIONS COULD BE CARRIED OUT BY A SIMD COMPUTER USING A RECTANGULAR ARRAY OF PROCESSORS. HOWEVER, SEVERAL STEPS IN THE ALGORITHM REQUIRE NON-TRIVAL INTERPROCESSOR COMMUNICATION, SO THE OPTIMAL PROCESSOR INTERCONNECTION SCHEME IS NOT OBVIOUS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr lawrence d stone
7037900538

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Metron Inc
1479 Chain Bridge Rd Mclean, VA 22101

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