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GENERAL PURPOSE, OPTICAL, VECTOR-MATRIX MULTIPLIER

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16975
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16975
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OPTICOMP CORP.
PO Box 10779 Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: GENERAL PURPOSE, OPTICAL, VECTOR-MATRIX MULTIPLIER
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,842.00
 

Abstract:

A GENERAL PURPOSE, OPTICAL, VECTOR-MATRIX MULTIPLIER WILL BE DEVISED TO COMPUTE 256X256 ELEMENT MATRICES TIMES 256-ELEMENT VECTORS AT 8-BITS PRECISION IN LESS THAN 100 MICROSECONDS. THIS PROJECT WILL TAKE AN INNOVATIVE ARCHITECTURAL APPROACH THAT USES TWO 64-CHANNEL ACOUSTO-OPTIC DEVICES OPERATING AT SEVERAL HUNDRED MEGAHERTZPER CHANNEL IN A TELECENTRICALLY IMAGED CONFIGURATION. THE USE OF LASER DIODE ARRAYS, COMPUTER-OPTIMIZED OPTICAL SYSTEMS, MULTICHANNEL GALLIUM-PHOSPHIDE AO DEVICES, AND 128-CHANNEL HYBRID AVALANCHE PHOTODIODE ARRAYS WITH PROCESSING ELECTRONICS, COUPLED WITH AN INNOVATIVE "SYSTOLIC" DATA FLOW OPTIMIZED FOR THE HARDWARE, ALLOWS PERFORMANCE PROJECTIONS WELL WITHIN NASA'S REQUIREMENTS. THE MACHINE ARCHITECTURE IS FOCUSED TO THE SOLUTION OF SIMULTANEOUS EQUATIONS FOR THE MATRIX-INVERSE PROBLEM. ANTICIPATED USE IS ULTIMATELY IN A FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEM TO CALIBRATE NASA MULTIPLE 256-ELEMENT MIRROR ARRAYS. A GENERAL PURPOSE, OPTICAL, VECTOR-MATRIX MULTIPLIER WILL BE DEVISED TO COMPUTE 256X256 ELEMENT MATRICES TIMES 256-ELEMENT VECTORS AT 8-BITS PRECISION IN LESS THAN 100 MICROSECONDS. THIS PROJECT WILL TAKE AN INNOVATIVE ARCHITECTURAL APPROACH THAT USES TWO 64-CHANNEL ACOUSTO-OPTIC DEVICES OPERATING AT SEVERAL HUNDRED MEGAHERTZPER CHANNEL IN A TELECENTRICALLY IMAGED CONFIGURATION. THE USE OF LASER DIODE ARRAYS, COMPUTER-OPTIMIZED OPTICAL SYSTEMS, MULTICHANNEL GALLIUM-PHOSPHIDE AO DEVICES, AND 128-CHANNEL HYBRID AVALANCHE PHOTODIODE ARRAYS WITH PROCESSING ELECTRONICS, COUPLED WITH AN INNOVATIVE "SYSTOLIC" DATA FLOW OPTIMIZED FOR THE HARDWARE, ALLOWS PERFORMANCE PROJECTIONS WELL WITHIN NASA'S REQUIREMENTS. THE MACHINE ARCHITECTURE IS FOCUSED TO THE SOLUTION OF SIMULTANEOUS EQUATIONS FOR THE MATRIX-INVERSE PROBLEM. ANTICIPATED USE IS ULTIMATELY IN A FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEM TO CALIBRATE NASA MULTIPLE 256-ELEMENT MIRROR ARRAYS.

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Opticomp Corp
Po Box 10779 Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No