Date of Award

1-1-2008

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Sayeh, Mohammed

Abstract

The Hopfield neuron with predictive hysteresis is proposed and the efficiency of employing these neurons in analog to digital conversion, via the Hopfield Neural Network, will be demonstrated. Traditional hysteresis is defined, generally, as the occurrence of a delayed effect when forces acting on an object are varied. It will be shown that predictive hysteresis, a type of reverse hysteresis, improves upon the speed of hysteretic and non hysteretic systems without compromising the accuracy.

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