Parallel fuzzy inference with an optoelectronic H-tree architecture

Gary C. Marsden, Brita Olson, Sadik C. Esener

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Fuzzy inference is a method of reasoning with imprecise information. The mathematical operations of fuzzy inference can be stated in terms of generalized vector algebra, in which multiplication and summation are generalized to MIN and MAX operations. An optoelectronic H-tree architecture is ideally suited to perform these generalized vector operations in parallel and requires only a simple imaging optical interconnection. Appropriate data encodings and electronic circuitry permit large scale, pipelined systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6320-6330
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number32
StatePublished - Nov 10 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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