Brassboard Demonstration of an Advanced Processor Technology for Multisensor Discriminating Interceptor Seeker,
AEDAR CORP LANDOVER MD
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The data throughput and algorithm intensity requirements of multisensor discriminating interceptor seekers call for new processor technologies which are massively parallel, compact and low power. The Extended Logic Intelligent Processing System ELIPS is an advanced processor technology which is being developed to meet these challenges. The ELIPS seamlessly integrates four massively parallel modules into a programmable architecture. These modules are derived from the four main paradigms of artificial intelligence Feed-Forward Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Networks Fuzzy Logic and Expert Systems. These paradigms not only generalize existing signal processing mapping commonly used in digital signal processors, but also introduce additional mappings which capture signal processing concepts directly. This results in significant reductions in algorithm overhead as well as increased parallelism. The processing tasks of multisensor discriminating seekers such as Target Acquisition, Multitarget Tracking, Feature Extraction, Target Discrimination, Aim Point Selection etc., are formulated as combinations of these functions, operating on data from sensors, memory andor communications. This paper presents the principles of operation of the ELIPS along with the processor brassboard design. The brassboard implementation utilizes a configurable computing platform which consists of field programmable gate array processing elements and associated interfaces for programmed control by a host processor.
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