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A SYSTOLIC RAY TRACING PROCESSOR

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2863
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2863
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Zeroone Systems Inc.
2431 Mission College Blvd Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: A SYSTOLIC RAY TRACING PROCESSOR
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $200,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS RESEARCH SEEKS TO DESIGN AN OPTIMAL SYSTOLIC PROCESSOR FOR THE NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF RAY TRACING ALGORITHMS. RAY TRACING REPRESENTS AN IMPORTANT FACET IN THE GRAPHICS WORLD BECAUSE IT CAN SIMULATE THE EFFECTS OF REFLECTION, REFRACTION, AND SHADOWS TO PRODUCE IMAGES THAT POSSESS A STRIKINGLY HIGH DEGREE OF REALISM, NOT OBTAINABLE BY OTHER METHODS. SINCE RAY TRACING IS VERY COMPUTATIONAL INTENSIVE,REQUIRING HUGE AMOUNTS OF CPU TIME EVEN ON A SUPERCOMPUTER SUCH AS THE CRAY X-MP, AND BECAUSE THESE ALGORITHMS ARE NOT GENERALLY AMENABLE TO VECTORIZATION, SYSTOLIC ARRAYS WOULD BE EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE IN IMPROVING THEIR EXECUTION. THE KEY STEPS IN THE OPTIMAL DESIGN PROCESS ARE: 1. IDENTIFICATION AND ADAPTATION OF RAY TRACING ALGORITHMS SUITABLE FOR SYSTOLIC IMPLEMENTATION. 2. IDENTIFICATION OF A BASIS OF SYSTOLIC MODULES FOR BUILDING A SYSTOLIC RAY TRACER. 3. SYNTHESIS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL SET OF SYSTOLIC ARRAY MODULES INTO A RAY TRACING PROCESSOR.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Simon K Fok
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Zeroone Systems Inc.
2431 Mission College Blvd Santa Clara, CA 95054

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