PICO-SECOND OPTICAL HARDWARE IMPLEMENTATION FOR NEURAL NETWORK SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$500,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
1990
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
9519
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Brimrose Corp. Of America
7720 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD, 21236
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 J I Soos
 (301) 668-5800
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ACOUSTO-OPTIC (AO) BRAGG CELLS OFFER THE ADVANTAGES OF RELATIVELY LOW POWER CONSUMPTION AND THE ABILITY TO PRODUCE MULTIPLE OUTPUT OPTICAL BEAMS OF VARYING INTENSITY FOR ONE BEAM ENTERING THE SYSTEM. THE MAJOR DISADVANTAGE OF THEAO DEVICE IS ITS ACOUSTIC WAVEFORM PROPAGATION DELAY, WHICH SETS A FUNDAMENTAL LIMIT ON DEVICE SPEED. ELECTRO-OPTIC (EO) DEVICES, ON THE OTHER HAND, OFFER AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE GREATER SPEED (30 GHZ), BUT REQUIRE HIGHER POWER AND CAN ONLYADJUST THE INTENSITY OF THE OUTPUT BEAM. IN THIS STUDY, A CONCEPT FOR COMBINING THE ADVANTAGES OF EACH DEVICE INTO AN ACOUSTO-ELECTRO-OPTIC (AEO) DEVICE FOR USE IN A NEURAL NETWORK SYSTEM WILL BE INVESTIGATED. THE COMBINATION OF AO AND EO TECHNOLOGIES IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCEA DEVICE CAPABLE OF 30 GHZ MODULATION OF MULTIPLE BEAMS WITHMODEST POWER CONSUMPTION. SUCCESSFUL DEMONSTRATION OF THIS TECHNOLOGY WOULD PROVIDE PICO-SECOND, OPTIC-ELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL NEURAL NETWORK APPLICATIONS.

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