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NEURAL NETWORK SOLUTION TO THE WEAPON-TO-TARGET ASSIGNMENT PROBLEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15680
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15680
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Positech Inc
125 Oakland Drive Piedmont, SC 29673
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: NEURAL NETWORK SOLUTION TO THE WEAPON-TO-TARGET ASSIGNMENT PROBLEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,986.00
 

Abstract:

PRELIMINARY RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT A NEURAL NETWORK CAN SOLVE THE WEAPON-TO-TARGET ASSIGNMENT (WTA) PROBLEM -A COMPUTATIONALLY INTRACTABLE PROBLEM. THE NETWORK, SIMULATED ON A LOW COST PARALLEL PROCESSOR IN A PC HOST, HAS PRODUCED THE BEST QUALITY AND FASTEST SOLUTIONS TO A REALISTIC THREAT SCENARIO PUBLISHED TO DATE. THIS APPLICATION, EMPLOYING MORE THAN 46,000 NEURONS HAVING MORE THAN 49 MILLION INTERCONNECTIONS, IS AMONG THE LARGEST NEURAL NETWORKS EVER STUDIED AND REQUIRES ONLY 8 SECONDS FOR CONVERGENCE. A STUDY IS UNDERWAY THAT ON PERFORMANCE ON MUCH LARGER SCENARIOS, EXPLORING THE USE OF GENETIC ALGORITHMS TO BETTER SOLUTION QUALITY, EXTENDING WTA TO ACCOMODATE MORE COMPLICATED THREAT SCENARIOS, AND DEMONSTRATING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE NEURAL NETWORK USING A HIGH PERFORMANCE, LOW COST, NEURAL NETWORK ACCELERATOR.

Principal Investigator:

John Fury Christ
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Positech Inc
125 Oakland Drive Piedmont, SC 29673

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