Accession Number : ADA327833

Title :   Optical Memory Application Assessment.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Sep 95-Sep 96,

Corporate Author : BOEING DEFENSE AND SPACE GROUP SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s) : Capron, Barbara A.

PDF Url : ADA327833

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : Optical memory technology affords the promise of faster, more compact and larger capacity storage capabilities for high performance computing requirements. Many military programs have such requirements and development of this technology will be critical to accomplishing these goals. In the development of optical memory technology, certain tradeoffs will be required among various system parameters such as capacity and access time. In order the maximize the utility of this technology, the development must be planned and prioritized to foresee these tradeoffs in the optimum way. Under this effort, 3-D optical memory technology was reviewed and compared with other competing storage technologies. In addition, ground, airborne and space military applications were reviewed and system requirements identified. A technology roadmap to guide future developments was created.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, *OPTICAL STORAGE, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, DATA BASES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, OPTIMIZATION, RANDOM ACCESS COMPUTER STORAGE, HOLOGRAPHY, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, ERROR CORRECTION CODES, READ ONLY MEMORIES.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE