Accession Number:

ADA149550

Title:

Optical Eigenvector.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 82-Mar 84,

Corporate Author:

AERODYNE RESEARCH INC BILLERICA MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

147.0

Abstract:

At the beginning of this contract, both we and the rest of the optical community imagined that simple analog optical computers could produce satisfactory solutions to eigen problems. Early in this contract we improved optical computing conceptually and tested it experimentally. This demonstrated that high accuracy required digital optics. This led us to explore digital optical systolic array processors. Here we made sufficient progress to guaranteee that the original contract goal the use of optics for fast, accurate eigen solution is now perfectly practiccal and to show that the hoped-for advantages in size, cost, and power consumption relative to equally fast electronic computers should be obtained. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Computer Hardware
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE