Accession Number : AD0849951

Title :   Analysis of a Model for Multiplication Based Upon Arrays of Threshold Devices.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Goudy, Dennis L.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : This report investigates a proposed model for multiplication of two input signals, based upon simulation of neural processes. The model consists of four sets of two arrays each of randomly-connected threshold devices. Mathematical analysis of the model shows that the mean of the output random variable is twice the product of the input signals, attenuated by a factor that is inversely proportional to the number of devices. A special case of the model with non-random connections between the devices is found to perform highly-accurate multiplication of the input signals. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY)), (*NERVE CELLS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), NETWORKS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, SIGNALS, ATTENUATION, SIMULATION, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, THESES.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE