Accession Number : ADD016258

Title :   Modular Signal Processing Unit.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 23 Apr 91, patented 1 Mar 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Davis, Alan J ; Schneider, Walter T

Report Date : 01 Mar 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A modular signal processing unit capable of being connected in series, parallel or combinations thereof, is provided. Each modular unit is a parallel signal processor that receives input data on a plurality of parallel-signal input lines and sends processed data on the same number of parallel-signal output lines. Each modular signal processing unit has an input gate array for distributing the input data, a plurality of current state-of-the-art single chip, digital signal processors (DSP) to process the distributed data, and an output gate array to organize the processed data onto the parallel-signal output lines. The modular signal processing unit is easily upgraded by replacing the single chip DSP's as such technology improves.

Descriptors :   *SIGNAL PROCESSING, *DATA PROCESSING, *PATENTS, ARRAYS, INPUT, OUTPUT, SIGNALS, PARALLEL PROCESSING, CHIPS(ELECTRONICS), GATES(CIRCUITS), DIGITAL SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE