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dc.contributor.authorGrossman, Barry G.
dc.contributor.authorHou, Howard
dc.contributor.authorNassar, Ramzi
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-12T18:59:48Z
dc.date.available2017-10-12T18:59:48Z
dc.date.issued1990-09-01
dc.identifier.citationGrossman, B., Hou, H., & Nassar, R. (1990). Optical processors for smart structures. Paper presented at the Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, , 1296 403-413en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11141/1898
dc.descriptionComputer Simulation, Neural Networks, Optoelectronic Devices, Sensorsen_US
dc.description.abstractFor underwater fiber-optic sensor arrays containing hundreds of sensors as well as smart aerospace structures and skins using fiber-optic strain sensor arrays, the output of the sensors are optical signals that are a function of the measurand. We are also employing optical signals to energize smart-structure actuators (shape-memory alloys). An all-optical processor would thus seem to be logical choice for the processor since we must simultaneously process, in real time, multiple optical input (sensor) signals and generate multiple output (actuator) signals. In addition, with an all-optical processor, there would be no reduction in processor performance due to converting between optical and electrical signals. We are developing hybrid optical processors using an artificial neural network architecture to process the sensor inputs and calculate the resultant strain and optical control signals. This paper describes the computer simulations and experimental results performed to date. These results indicate that neural network architectures can successfully perform these very high-speed calculations with the desired accuracy. The current limitation in an all-optical implementation is in the performance of available bi-stable optical gate arrays.en_US
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dc.rightsThis published article is made available in accordance with publishers policy. It may be subject to U.S. copyright law.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://spie.org/publications/journals/guidelines-for-authors#Terms_of_Useen_US
dc.titleOptical processors for smart structuresen_US
dc.typeConference Proceedingen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1117/12.21284


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