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NEURAL NETWORK CONTROLLED AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL FOR LOW COST IR SENSORS.

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
15565
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15565
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tanner Research Inc.
825 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016-3424
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: NEURAL NETWORK CONTROLLED AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL FOR LOW COST IR SENSORS.
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $54,458.00
 

Abstract:

LOW-COST SMART SENSORS WILL BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF NEXTGENERATION WEAPONS SYSTEMS. WE PROPOSE TO RESEARCH AND DEVELOP ADVANCGD NEURAL NETWORK ARCHITECTURES SUITABLE FOR INTEGRATION WITH IR SENSORS, EITHER AT THE FOCAL PLANE ITSELF OR TIGHTLY COUPLED TO EXISTING IMAGERS, TO PROVIDE THE HIGHBANDWIDTH SIGNAL PROCESSING REQUIRED TO MEET THESE SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS. PHASE I WILL INCLUDE THE DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF PROTOTYPE CUSTOM INTEGRATED CIRCUITS TO IMPLEMENT A NETWORK TO PERFORM AN AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL (AGC) TASK.OUR APPROACH WILL BE TO UTILIZE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE CMOS/BULK INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY TO IMPLEMENT THE NEURAL NETWORK, IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN EXISTING IR FOCAL PLANE ARRAY SENSOR. THE NETWORK WILL ACCEPT ANALOG INPUTS FROM THE SENSOR ARRAY, AND PRODUCE OUTPUT SIGNALS OF RELATIVELY CONSTANT DYNAMIC RANGE. THE SELECTION OF TECHNOLOGY IS INTENDED TO PERMIT ECONOMICAL AND RELIABLE FABRICATION OF THE NEURAL NETWORK, BY A NUMBER OF VENDORS. WE HAVE ALREADY DEMONSTRATED THE USE OF SUCH TECHNOLOGIES TO FABRICATE CONTINUOUS-TIME ANALOG NEURAL NETWORKS INTEGRATED WITH VISIBLE-LIGHT PHOTOSENSORS TO EXTRACT MOTION INFORMATION FROM A VISUAL SCENE. WE HAVE ALSODEMONSTRATED INTEGRATED SENSOR ARRAYS/NEURAL NETWORKS TO DO REAL-TIME FEATURE DETECTION OVER FIXED-SIZE RECEPTIVE FIELDS.

Principal Investigator:

Massimo Sivilotti
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Tanner Research Inc
444 N Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107

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