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VLSI CMOS-memristor Building-block for Future Autonomous Air Platforms

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F10B-T31-0248
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF10-BT31
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
M. Alexander Nugent Consulting
22B Stacy Rd Santa Fe, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: VLSI CMOS-memristor Building-block for Future Autonomous Air Platforms
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8750-11-C-0111
Award Amount: $99,964.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: We propose a revolutionary method for constructing autonomous self-organizing circuits via memristive and CMOS technologies for use in autonomous flying vehicles. Our method utilizes a simple but powerful plasticity rule that can be mapped to the physics of memristive devices acting as synaptic elements whiten neuromorphic circuits. Through self-configuration of router and logic structures our circuits will evolve to control autonomous vehicles in complex environments. BENEFIT: If the principles of self-organization were illuminated it would cascade through all parts of our world economy. The ability to heal, a natural consequence of self-organization, leads to survival in hostile environments. Self organizing circuits would dramatically reduce the cost of fabrication by increasing yields, as circuits could adapt around faults. These are just some of the peripheral benefits. Consider that every CPU currently in existence requires a program that was created by a brain: a self-organizing autonomous control system. Any application that must interact with a complex changing environment is a potential platform for self-organizing autonomous control circuitry.

Principal Investigator:

Alex Nugent
Owner
(505) 988-7016
knowm.synapse@gmail.com

Business Contact:

Alex Nugent
Owner
(505) 988-7016
knowm.synapse@gmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

M. Alexander Nugent Consulting
22B Stacy Rd Santa Fe, NM -

EIN/Tax ID: 525732865
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Virtual Structures Research
12204 St. James Rd
Potomac, MD 20854-
Contact: Yan Yufik
Contact Phone: (301) 279-0213