Accession Number : AD0727067

Title :   Mathematics of Syncoders.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Dec 69-30 Nov 70,

Corporate Author : INFOTON INC BURLINGTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Mathur,Dilip K. ; Henrichon,Ernest G. , Jr

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : The goal of the research was twofold; first, to establish a mathematical foundation for the description of the operation of the syncoder and networks of syncoders; and second, to identify classes of problems which can be best programmed for solutions on a Syncoder Computer. No new specialized mathematics has been developed in this report. Suggestions of existing branches of mathematics were made, where appropriate, for describing certain processing capabilities of syncoder nets. Consideration was given to the processing capabilities of small and topologically deterministic nets only. Information coding in terms of average frequency of signal pulse trains was examined in detail. Networks whose state reflects the sequence of excitation at their inputs were designed. The concept of sequence detection was developed into first-arrival-time gating networks and networks capable of pattern recognition. Both deterministic and stochastic processing is suggested as the direction for the concentration of future research. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BIONICS, DATA PROCESSING), NERVE CELLS, CODING, PATTERN RECOGNITION, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, LOGIC CIRCUITS, MEMORY DEVICES, BINARY ARITHMETIC, SEQUENCES(MATHEMATICS)

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE