Accession Number : ADA335118

Title :   Adaptive Optical Neural Network Classifier Systems

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 93-Sep 96

Corporate Author : ROME LAB ROME NY

Personal Author(s) : Foor, Wesley E. ; Getbehead, Mark A. ; Rosetti, James B.

PDF Url : ADA335118

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : We present two adaptive opto-electronic neural network hardware architectures capable of exploiting parallel optics to realize real-time processing and classification of high-dimensional data. The architectures are based on radial basis function neural networks that employ on-line training techniques to offer robustness to noise and optical system imperfections. A binary-input data classifier is presented first and the issues of system imperfections, device characterization, and system noise are addressed. The experimental results from the optical system are compared with data from a computer model of the system in order to identify critical noise sources and to indicate possible areas for system performance improvements. A grayscale-input classifier is then proposed for handling 8 bit input data to broaden the range of applications of the classifier. An optical wavelet transform system intended for use as a multi-resolution image preprocessor for the classifiers is then presented and discussed.

Descriptors :   *IMAGE PROCESSING, *NEURAL NETS, *ADAPTIVE OPTICS, DATA MANAGEMENT, ELECTROOPTICS, REAL TIME, PARALLEL PROCESSING, PATTERN RECOGNITION, ONLINE SYSTEMS, OPTICAL PROCESSING, WAVELET TRANSFORMS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE