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