Towards the realization of protein-based computing architectures

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Dr. Rakos Balázs
Department of Automation and Applied Informatics

In this final project work, I propose a set of Coulomb-coupled protein array based circuits which could be suitable for high frequency ternary logic computation. I introduce the basic concepts of how ternary logic works, and how it can be mapped to the dipole moment state of proteins. To describe the states of every molecule in the computational array I propose a block diagram like notation to visualize the computation stages. Furthermore, based on the logic propagation principles of Coulomb-coupled proteins, using the proposed notation I show that every monadic and diadic ternary logic function can be realized using protein arrays. Operation of the proposed architectures are simulated, and the limits of possible circuit complexity is discussed. In addition, the possibility of implementing many-valued memory cells using electric field driven proteins is investigated. The later described power consumption estimations provide promising results for the application of proteins in many-valued memory implementations.


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