Patent application, filed 11 Apr 1999
NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI
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A neural director is provided which is a neural network constructed with weights that are determined a priori. The neural director receives an input vector X comprising I input components Xsub i and generates in response an output vector Y comprising J output components. The neural director has an input processing node layer which receives the input vector X and an output processing node layer which generates the output vector Y. The connections between the input and output processing node layers are a unique weighting set wi,j that contains an internal representation of a uniform spatial distribution of J unit vectors throughout a unit sphere of I dimensions. Thus the cosine value between any two adjacent unit vectors is a constant everywhere in the unit sphere.