Accession Number : ADD014625

Title :   Superconducting Neural Network Computer and Sensor Array.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 30 Sep 88, patented 24 Jul 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Szu, Harold H

Report Date : 24 Jul 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This report describes a combination of optical interconnect technology with superconducting material to form a superconducting neural network array. Superconducting material in a matrix has the superconducting current decreased in one filament of the matrix by interaction of the Cooper pairs with radiation controlled by a spatial light modulator. This decrease in current results in a switch of current, in a relative sense, to another filament in the matrix. This switching mechanism can be used in a digital or analog fashion in a superconducting computer application. Keywords: Patents, PAT-CL-505-1, Optical computers, Computer architecture. (Author) (KR)

Descriptors :   *ARRAYS, *NEURAL NETS, *PATENTS, *SUPERCONDUCTORS, ANALOG SYSTEMS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, COMPUTERS, DETECTORS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, FILAMENTS, LIGHT MODULATORS, MATERIALS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, SWITCHES, SWITCHING

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE