Special Architecture to Break Speed Barriers in Real-Time Applications for Automatic Target Recognition

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32819
Amount: $67,832.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3d-computing, Inc.
900 Hideaway Pl, Desoto, TX, 75115
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dario Crosetto
 (214) 223-2904
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The 3D-Flow Processor system is a new concept in very fast, real-time system architectures. The throughput of this system can reach up to 100 millin frames/sec, yet unlike currently available systems of comparable speed, it is fully programmable and extremely flexible. Algorithms for processing information from the input of multiple sensor can easily be implemented on a 3D-Flow system to achieve a real-time processing system with a very short lag time. Currently, systems of comparable speed are custom built with Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) that implement fixed algorithms, rendering them inflexible. The programmability of the 3D-Flow system makes it suitable for real-time data processing applications required in a wide range of fields. The system is also highly modular and incrementally upgradeable. During phase I, the existing preliminary design of the 3D-Flow Processor will be completed after the requirement analysis of artificial intelligence based information processing systems and other commercial applications. Detailed simulations of the algorithms on the 3D-Flow will be conducted to evaluate system performance. A report on commercial applications of the system along with its cost/performance estimate will help designers make informed choices about high-speed real-time systems.

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