THE CATHODE RAY STORAGE TUBE IN ADAPTIVE DECISION SYSTEMS.
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN LABS FOR ELECTRONICS AND RELATED SCIENCE RESEARCH
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The Cathode Ray Storage Tube Scan-Converter Tube is investigated for storage of an array of adaptive weights for an Adaptive Decision System. The advantages and limitations of the Tube are investigated. The significant advantage of the Tube is the low cost per weight. This low cost is due to the large number of weights available, and to electron beam scanning which eliminates the need for connectors to individual weights. The most serious limitation of the Tube is the lack of a greater dynamic range. The realization of an Adaptive Decision System using the Tube is proposed. The logical structure is that of a two-layer machine with the first layer adaptive. Both layers use threshold logic. The interconnections of the layers are such that the System consists of parallel committees, and can be trained by the Committee Training Procedure. The fixed increment training rule is used. The logic used is 1,0, which offers advantages in adapting the weights in the Tube. A Modified Training Procedure is proposed to reduce the complexity and cost of the System.