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Novel Mitigation Techniques for Reconfigurable Computers for Space Based…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86984
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-094-0625
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SEAKR Engineering, Incorporated
6221 South Racine Circle Centennial, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Novel Mitigation Techniques for Reconfigurable Computers for Space Based Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-08-M-0095
Award Amount: $99,782.00
 

Abstract:

Demand for high performance On-Board Processing (OBP) for space-based applications is being driven by the advancement of high speed sensors, downlink rates that are orders of magnitudes less than sensor data rates, and the desire for autonomous real-time operations. ReConfigurable Computers (RCC) based on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are an excellent candidate for high performance processing, but they are susceptible to Single Event Upsets (SEUs). Traditional mitigation techniques such as triplication of code coupled with majority voting, designated as Triple Modular Redundancy (TMR), have proven effective in mitigating SEU effects for RCC systems. However, these methods come at a premium in Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) and performance. For computationally-intensive systems with multiple gigabit data rates, these techniques while feasible might not be practical for the space environment where SWaP is a premium. To address the need for SEU mitigation while minimizing the impact to SWaP, novel mitigation techniques will need to be employed to fully capture the benefits of space based RCC processing systems.

Principal Investigator:

Ian Troxel
Future System Architect
3037847673
ian.troxel@seakr.com

Business Contact:

Scott Anderson
Vice President
3037908499
scott.anderson@seakr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SEAKR ENGINEERING, INC.
6221 South Racine Circle Centennial, CO 80111

EIN/Tax ID: 841318847
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No