HIGH SPEED HOLOGRAPHIC SWITCH FOR VLSI INTERCONNECT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award Year:
1985
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
939
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road, Billerica, MA, 01821
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 H. J. Caulfield
 (617) 663-9500
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF SWITCHABLE HOLOGRAMS IN RAPID (\ NANOSECOND) REPROGRAMMING OF VLSI CHIPS. THE CONCEPT WAS CHOSEN FOR HIGH SPEED, LOW SIZE, LOW COST, LOW POWER CONSUMPTION, AND MINIMUM WIRING. IT WILL RESULT IN HIGH FLEXIBILITY AND VERY RAPID REPROGRAMMING BUT WILL NOT BE AS FLEXIBLE AS A CROSS BAR SYSTEM. THE FINAL SYSTEM SHOULD SERVE REAL NEEDS, E.G. CHIP COMPUTERS, EARLY AND THUS PAVE THE WAY FOR LATER, MORE COMPLICATED SYSTEMS. THE BASIC CONCEPT IS TO ADDRESS IN PARALLEL MANY HOLOGRAMS EACH GIVING A UNIQUE "WIRING DIAGRAM". A SINGLE WIRE TO THE HOLOGRAM OF INTEREST "ACTIVATES" IT. IN PARTICULAR STRONTIUM BARIUM NIOBATE HOLOGRAMS ARE KNOWN TO BE ELECTRONICALLY SWITCHABLE. PHASE I WILL AIMAT THE LOW SIZE, LOW COST ASPECTS OF THE DESIGN AND USE PHOTOGRAPHIC HOLOGRAMS. PHASE II WOULD AIM AT FULL IMPLEMENTATION.

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