A Ho-Kashyap (H-K) associative processor (AP) is shown to have a larger storage capacity than the pseudoinverse and correlation APs and to accurately store linearly dependent key vectors. Prior APs have not demonstrated good performance on linearly dependent key vectors. The AP is attractive for optical implementation. A new robust H-K AP is proposed to improve noise performance. These results are demonstrated both theoretically and by Monte Carlo simulation. The H-K AP is also shown to outperform the pseudoinverse AP in an aircraft recognition case study. A technique is developed to indicate the least reliable output vector elements and a new AP error correcting synthesis technique is advanced.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 18, 1989
Published: March 10, 1990
Brian Telfer and David P. Casasent, "Ho-Kashyap optical associative processors," Appl. Opt. 29, 1191-1202 (1990)