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HOLOGRAPHIC ALL-OPTIC NEURAL NETWORK

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8982
Amount: $243,838.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1989
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
20600 Gramercy Pl #101
Torrance, CA 90505
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr Tomasz Jannson
 (213) 530-1416
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Abstract

IN ORDER TO MAKE HIGHLY-PARALLEL OPTICAL NEURAL NETWORKS A SHORT-TERM TARGET FOR DARPA'S AUTOMATIC TARGET RECOGNITION (ATR) PROGRAM, POC PROPOSES A NEW TECHNOLOGICAL APPROACH TO "OPTICAL NEURONS AND SUNAPESE" OF A WINDROW-HOFF-TYPE OPTICAL NEURAL NETWORK. THIS WILL TAKE THE FORM OF TWO HOLOGRAPHIC SUB-SYSTEMS: POLYMER SUPER-THICK VOLUME (PSTV) HOLOGRAPHIC INTERCONNECTIVITY MATRIX AND ALL-OPTIC HARD THRESHOLDING BASED ON FABRY-PEROT HOLOGRAPHIC NON-LINBEAR ETALONS (HNLES). POC'S ALL-OPTIC NEURAL NETS SATISFY THE ANDERSON-GROSSBERG BRAIN-STATE-IN-A-BOX (BSB) MODEL (SIMULATING AN ANIMAL CORTICAL HYPERCOLLUMN), WITH VERY HIGH NUMBER OF "OPTICAL NEURONS": N=(256)2=65,536, AND VERY HIGH INTERCONNECTABILITY RELATED TO NUMBER OF FULLY-PARALLEL OPTICAL SYNAPSES: N(2)=4,294,967,296, I..E., 40-TIMES HIGHER THAN THAT OF A HUMAN CORTICAL HYPERCOLLUMN (WHEREN=10(4)). POC'S PSTV HOLOGRAPHIC MEMORY HAS A MUCH LARGER INTERCONNECTABILITY AND SNR THAN ITS LINBO(3) EQUIVALENT, WHILE POC'S HNLES OFFER A UNIQUE HARDWARE SOLUTION FOR HIGH-DENSITY ALL-OPTIC THRESHOLDING.

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