Accession Number:

ADA207940

Title:

Three Dimensional Cellular Automata for Subpixel Target Detection

Descriptive Note:

Technical progress rept. no. 4, 1-31 Jan 1989

Corporate Author:

KENSAL CONSULTING TUCSON AZ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-02-15

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

This project on subpixel target detection relates to research in the optimization of three-dimensional computing structures for use in target detection and to research in the reduction of an optimum computing to an efficiently-designed silicon chip. During the work period reported this project continued with additional work on the mathematical optimization of planar structures for executing cellular logic transforms. Optimization was based on the criterion of maximizing pixops picture point operations per device. Whereas our initial work had been based on a system which extracted data from a constant window size in a 512x512 field, this new study addressed the subject of variable data window size and variable data window aspect ratio. It-was concluded that, for the planar processor, the total processing time for a 512x512 data field can be increased somewhat by enlarging the data window memory from 256 to 2048 bits, but beyond this little or nothing is gained and, in fact, a great deal is lost in terms of the extra silicon required.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Cybernetics
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE