Air Force contracts for neural image processor

Computer scientists at Irvine Sensors Corp. in Costa Mesa, Calif., are designing an enhanced version of their "Silicon Neuron" image processor cube to permit simultaneous processing of images in thousands of color bands. Irvine is doing the work under contract to the U.S. Air Force Phillips Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. This type of "spectral fingerprinting" is to deal with difficult military target-recognition problems, as well as improve satellite Earth resource monitoring and we

Jul 1st, 1998

Computer scientists at Irvine Sensors Corp. in Costa Mesa, Calif., are designing an enhanced version of their "Silicon Neuron" image processor cube to permit simultaneous processing of images in thousands of color bands. Irvine is doing the work under contract to the U.S. Air Force Phillips Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. This type of "spectral fingerprinting" is to deal with difficult military target-recognition problems, as well as improve satellite Earth resource monitoring and weather analysis. Irvine`s new version of the Neural Processing Module Cube will have trillions of operations per second speed, like its predecessor, while broadening the number of jobs it can do. Irvine Sensors specializes in application-specific computers that stack processing chips on top of one another, and connect the chips along the sides. For more information contact Irvine Sensors by phone at 714-549-8211, by fax at 714-557-1260, or on the World Wide Web at http:// www.irvine-sensors.com/ - J.K.

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