Neural Networks

Basic Material, Applications, and Vendors



Everyday demos

Light descriptions of neural networks

History and principles

Good discussion

Non-linear black box modeling techniques ] [

More detailed neural networks tutorial []

Motion Vision and Sensor Fusion; with training and support services.

Neural Networks Based Fault Diagnosis for the NASP

Neural Network Applications from Japan Singapore Artificial Intelligence Centre (JSAIC):

Discussion of Experiences/Applications of Neural Networks by Sandia lab:

Image & Nonlinear Signal Processing

Georgia Tech Vision (GTV) Neural Network model funded by Army and Air Force:

FAA Loop Technology (LOT) as an Alternative Surface Surveillance System:

Detection and Tracking of Moving Targets

The moving target detection and track methods here are "track before detect" methods. They correlate sensor data versus time and location, based on the nature of actual tracks. The track statistics are "learned" based on artificial neural network (ANN) training with prior real or simulated data.

Multi-Sensor Data Fusion for Helicopter Guidance

Helicopter crews are required to carry out a wide range of duties most of which involve operational safety. One particular flight safety problem that has relevance to a variety of different types of rotorcraft is assisting the pilot in obstacle avoidance.. Since the dynamics of the obstacles may not be be linear, the process models must be capable of reflecting non-linear behaviour. The uncertain information produced by the various sensors will be related to required knowledge about the obstacles by a sensor model, however this relationship need not be linear, and may even have to be learnt. The information sources of interest may be distributed over many platforms, therefore the architecture of the data fusion system must reflect the spatially distributed nature of the problem.

Neural Analysis of Russian Banks Balance Sheets

It is not an easy task to visualize the state of the whole banking system. In Russia it comprises about 2000 banks each having a balance with about 30 parameters. We use the technique of neural principal components analysis to reduce the input space dimensionality and then apply self-organazing feature maps to construct a 2D Kohonen map of Russian banks. Different balance items give rise to different colorings on that map. Thus one obtains a Kohonen atlas of Russian banking system as a usefull visualization tool for financial analysis.

Modeling Laser Welding Processes by Analysis of Optical Emissions

The Adaptive Computation section of X-1 at LANL currently has a DOE/DP Small Business Initiative project with the Laser Institute of America for laser weld monitoring. We are collaborating with a number of researchers in the MTL and CST divisions at LANL. Our short-term goal is to infer weld quality from spectroscopic measurements. This will replace the time consuming and destructive methods of weld verification currently in use. Our long-term goal is to perform adaptive control and fault management for laser material processing. The benefits of adaptive control for laser welding are that it is capable of tracking drifts in the system (e.g., aging of the welder or changes in the parts being welded), and it does not rely on a first-principles model.

Engine Management

Los Alamos, Non-Linear Adaptive Computation, X-Division is expanding its application of neural networks in the auto industry. Under a new Engine-Management CRADA, researchers are investigating the use of neural networks to identify optimum fueling for engines during accelerations and decelerations, and to adaptively control fueling as the engine ages and as fuel properties change. DOE has given LANL $2.4M to work with industrial partners General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler (the American automotive Big-3) to help them meet the coming more stringent emission levels for automobiles.

Other Examples


NeuroDimension, Inc: The World Leader in Neural Network Software

California Scientific Software / BrainMaker Neural Network Software

Pattern Recognition Software for e.g. gene expression & microarray analysis

Attrasoft Neural Network Application Software

BackPack Neural Network System

NeuroShell 2 Neural Network Software Home

Neunet Pro - Neural Network Software

THINKS and ThinksPro: Personal and Professional Neural Network

Neuro predictor

NeuroGenetic Optimizer™, (NGO)

Compiled by the Intelligent Decision Systems Course Team June 27, 2000; John Saunders, faculty

Team Members: Betty Bensel, Martha Cain, Elizabeth Johnson, Inara Kuck, Mary McCully, Bob Payne, Peter Proko, Joe Spegele, Nicole Stermer, Craig Vance, and Dan Vitiello