Accession Number:

ADA272683

Title:

An Optically-Assisted 3-D Cellular Array Machine

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr-30 Sep 93,

Corporate Author:

PHYSICAL OPTICS CORP TORRANCE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-11-05

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

In order to increase the real-time performance of next-generation image processing systems, Physical Optics Corporation POC explored a new architectural structure -- a hybrid optically-assisted 3-D cellular array machine. Three techniques are used in this architecture. An analog processing technique is used for front-end high-speed image preprocessing. A digital processing technique is employed for high-precision and highly programmable image processing. An optical interconnect technique is used for high-efficiency high-bandwidth data communication between the analog and digital processing layers. The combination of these three techniques yields a real-time image processing system in a compact 3-D system package with scalable expansion capability. Image Processing, Cellular Array Machine, Optical interconnects, Digital Processing, Analog Processing

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE