Optalysys completed a seedling project with the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in 2017 exploring light-speed mathematical processing


Objective

To investigate applying the Optalysys optical processing technology towards solving complex mathematical equations that form the basis of large scale simulations such as those used in plasma modelling and fluid dynamics

Outputs

  •  A feasibility report describing the outputs of an Optalysys research system performing example mathematical functions
  • A roadmap for scaling the technology into a commercial product

Status

  • Successfully awarded a $350k grant from DARPA for the 13 month “seedling” project
  • Started 11th April 2016 and was successfully completed in May 2017.  We are now in discussions with DARPA with regards to follow-on projects