PARALLEL PROCESSING APPLICATIONS FOR AVIONICS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$409,966.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
8714
Agency Tracking Number:
8714
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Po Box 560788, Orlando, FL, 32856
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Alexander Akerman Iii
(305) 857-3213
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A SINGLE FORM OF A "MASSIVELY PARALLEL" COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE IS BEING SOUGHT TO HOST THE COMPLETE SUITE OF A VISION MODEL-BASED OBJECT RECOGNITION ALGORITHM. TWO APPROACHES WILL BE INVESTIGATED DURING PHASE I: (1) A SIMD ARCHITECTURE REPRESENTED BY THE AMT DISTRIBUTED ARRAY PROCESSOR DAP, AND (2) A MIMD ARCHITECTURE BASED UPON THE SHILOACH/VISHKIN ALGORITHM. THE DAP 510 WILL BE EMULATED ON I-MATH'S VAX COMPUTERS USING THE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE DAP SIMULATOR; THE MIMD ARCHITECTURE WILL BE STUDIED USING THE NYU ULTRACOMPUTER. COMPLETE EXPLORATION OF BOTH TECHNOLOGIES IS ASSURED BY KEY I-MATH CONSULTANTS; DR. ROBERT HUMMEL (NYU COURANT INSTITUTE) AND DR. WINTRHROP SMITH (AMT CHIEF APPLICATION SCIENTIST). FOR PHASE I, THE SCERPO (SPATIAL CORRESPONDENCE, EVIDENTIAL REASONING, PERCEPTUAL ORGANIZATION) MODEL-BASED ALGORITHM WILL BE USED AS THE CANDIDATE FOR SIMD/MIMD IMPLEMENTATION. IT'S PERFORMANCE IN EACH ARCHITECTURE WILL BE BENCHMARKED AGAINST ITS CURRENT PROCESSOR IMPLEMENTATION.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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