Accession Number : AD0690543

Title :   AN ADAPTIVE SELF-ORGANIZING LOGIC NETWORK.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jan-Sep 60,

Corporate Author : WRIGHT AIR DEVELOPMENT DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Merrill,Roy D. , Jr

Report Date : DEC 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : An adaptive self-organizing logic network is presented which is intended to provide a new approach to the problems of synthesis and mechanization of logic switching functions. The network, by a trial-and-error performance feedback procedure, determines the internal organization necessary to perform any one of the 2 raised to the power (2 to the nth power) logic switching functions of n-binary input variables. A mathematical formulation is defined which presents a clear and concise means of establishing network performance and adaptive capabilities. Theorems and their proofs with examples are given which demonstrate these capabilities. Along with this a discussion is presented which indicates the straightforward manner in which a system of this type could be implemented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LOGIC CIRCUITS, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS), BIONICS, FEEDBACK, TOPOLOGY, COMPUTER LOGIC, SPECIAL FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICAL), THEOREMS

Subject Categories : Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE