DIGITAL OPTICAL COMPUTER GLOBAL INTERCONNECT ALGORITHM STUDY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9985
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Opti-comp Corp.
Po Box 10779, Zephyr Cove, NV, 89448
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Peter S Guilfoyle
(702) 588-4176
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE USE OF GLOBAL INTERCONNECTS IN DIGITAL OPTICAL COMPUTERSAT THE GATE LEVEL SHOWS THE POTENTIAL TO ACHIEVE GATE INTERCONNECT BANDWIDTH PRODUCTS OF UP TO 10**16 WITH POWER CONSUMPTION ON THE ORDER OF 100W. IN THIS STUDY, METHODS OFHARNESSING THESE INTERCONNECTS FOR WIDEWORD DIGITAL COMPUTATION PRIMITIVES SUCH AS EXCLUSIVE OR, ADD, AND MULTIPLY ARE INVESTIGATED. EFFICIENT IMPLEMENTATION OF THESE PRIMITIVES COULD UTIMATELY MAKE DIGITAL OPTICAL COMPUTING COMPETITIVE WITH CONVENTIONAL OR SUPERCONDUCTOR IMPLEMENTATIONS OF COMPUTER HARDWARE. DIGITAL OPTICAL COMPUTERS OFFER A TECHNOLOGY THAT CAN ACHIEVE EXTREMELY HIGHPROCESSING THROUGHPUT IN A DENSE, LOW POWER PACKAGE. DEFENSE APPLICATIONS INCLUDE SIGNAL PROCESSORS FOR WEAPONS, SPACE BASED STRATEGIC SURVEILLANCE, AND ACOUSTIC SIGNAL PROCESSING. COMMERCIAL USES AS SEISMIC SIGNAL PROCESSING, AERODYNAMIC MODELING SIMULATION, AND IMAGE PROCESSING.

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