VLSI CMOS-memristor Building-block for Future Autonomous Air Platforms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,964.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8750-11-C-0111
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F10B-T31-0248
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF10-BT31
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
22B Stacy Rd, Santa Fe, NM, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
964588722
Principal Investigator:
Alex Nugent
Owner
(505) 988-7016
knowm.synapse@gmail.com
Business Contact:
Alex Nugent
Owner
(505) 988-7016
knowm.synapse@gmail.com
Research Institute:
Virtual Structures Research
Yan Yufik
12204 St. James Rd
Potomac, MD, 20854-
(301) 279-0213
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
ABSTRACT: We propose a revolutionary method for constructing autonomous self-organizing circuits via memristive and CMOS technologies for use in autonomous flying vehicles. Our method utilizes a simple but powerful plasticity rule that can be mapped to the physics of memristive devices acting as synaptic elements whiten neuromorphic circuits. Through self-configuration of router and logic structures our circuits will evolve to control autonomous vehicles in complex environments. BENEFIT: If the principles of self-organization were illuminated it would cascade through all parts of our world economy. The ability to heal, a natural consequence of self-organization, leads to survival in hostile environments. Self organizing circuits would dramatically reduce the cost of fabrication by increasing yields, as circuits could adapt around faults. These are just some of the peripheral benefits. Consider that every CPU currently in existence requires a program that was created by a brain: a self-organizing autonomous control system. Any application that must interact with a complex changing environment is a potential platform for self-organizing autonomous control circuitry.

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