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Middleware Specification for Low-Power Distributed Processing Devices

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Department of Defense
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2008 / SBIR
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DataSoft Corp.
1475 N. Scottsdale Road #460 Scottsdale, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Middleware Specification for Low-Power Distributed Processing Devices
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00039-08-C-0079
Award Amount: $68,845.00


The DataSoft Small-form factor Power management Middleware (DSPM) solution provides a new portable cross-cutting way that existing solutions can be unified in a single power context. This is characterized by a middleware abstraction layer where software components can either actively themselves manage energy use or be managed by a higher order power management service. In this way, components and clusters of components can be power managed using a policy and profile based approach in which the overall power management function is a collaborative effort by multiple software and hardware component elements working together to enforce a policy. DSPM identifies power conservation states (via a state machine) and a way to specify and enforce a series of power loci or threads of execution across the device hardware and software via a context that aims to minimize cycle count. This is done via a set of interfaces that define a Power Management Service whose objective is to direct all power managers in the lower software and hardware layers to work collectively. DSPM enforces a distributed power management strategy via a strategy based on user profile, context and specifiable policy together. DSPM model will enable SDR designers to stipulate constant minimal power execution strategy across disparate processors and software stacks.

Principal Investigator:

Larry Dunst
Principal Engineer

Business Contact:

Vik Patel
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7669 S. Myrtle Ave. Tempe, AZ 85284

EIN/Tax ID: 521937627
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No