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HIGH SPEED HOLOGRAPHIC SWITCH FOR VLSI INTERCONNECT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
939
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
939
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821-3976
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: HIGH SPEED HOLOGRAPHIC SWITCH FOR VLSI INTERCONNECT
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF SWITCHABLE HOLOGRAMS IN RAPID (\ NANOSECOND) REPROGRAMMING OF VLSI CHIPS. THE CONCEPT WAS CHOSEN FOR HIGH SPEED, LOW SIZE, LOW COST, LOW POWER CONSUMPTION, AND MINIMUM WIRING. IT WILL RESULT IN HIGH FLEXIBILITY AND VERY RAPID REPROGRAMMING BUT WILL NOT BE AS FLEXIBLE AS A CROSS BAR SYSTEM. THE FINAL SYSTEM SHOULD SERVE REAL NEEDS, E.G. CHIP COMPUTERS, EARLY AND THUS PAVE THE WAY FOR LATER, MORE COMPLICATED SYSTEMS. THE BASIC CONCEPT IS TO ADDRESS IN PARALLEL MANY HOLOGRAMS EACH GIVING A UNIQUE "WIRING DIAGRAM". A SINGLE WIRE TO THE HOLOGRAM OF INTEREST "ACTIVATES" IT. IN PARTICULAR STRONTIUM BARIUM NIOBATE HOLOGRAMS ARE KNOWN TO BE ELECTRONICALLY SWITCHABLE. PHASE I WILL AIMAT THE LOW SIZE, LOW COST ASPECTS OF THE DESIGN AND USE PHOTOGRAPHIC HOLOGRAMS. PHASE II WOULD AIM AT FULL IMPLEMENTATION.

Principal Investigator:

H. J. Caulfield
6176639500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road Billerica, MA 01821

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