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Aladdin signal processor and architecture modeling
Author(s): Reagan Branstetter; Angela Harper; Larry Denton
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Paper Abstract

Texas Instruments (TI) is developing the Aladdin computer under contract with the U. S. Army Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM). The program is sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U. S. Army Night Vision and Electro-Optics Directorate (NVEOD). Processors currently available for today's advanced weapons systems are limited in their real-time processing capabilities and are generally specific to a selected mission. The lack of availability of a high performance, general purpose, programmable processor in a small volume applicable to a variety of weapons systems applications creates a high non-recurring development cost for each new program. Automatic target acquisition systems are specifically in need of processors that meet the required real- time processing throughput of a variety of algorithms within very restrictive volume constraints. The objective of the Aladdin program is to develop a very high performance miniature processor that fits within a 75 cubic inch cylindrical volume, and is easily programmable to provide the ability to detect, recognize, identify, and locate the optimal aimpoint of a target or targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1957, Architecture, Hardware, and Forward-Looking Infrared Issues in Automatic Target Recognition, (20 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161437
Show Author Affiliations
Reagan Branstetter, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)
Angela Harper, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)
Larry Denton, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1957:
Architecture, Hardware, and Forward-Looking Infrared Issues in Automatic Target Recognition
Lynn E. Garn; Lynda Ledford Graceffo, Editor(s)

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