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Hardware Assisted Electronic Circuit Simulation System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
68826
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
04SB1-0495
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EM Photonics, Incorporated
51 East Main Street Suite 203 Newark, DE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Hardware Assisted Electronic Circuit Simulation System
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R195
Award Amount: $98,770.00
 

Abstract:

In this proposal, we outline an approach for performing a complete electromagnetic analysis of electrical circuits in a fraction of the time that is currently possible. As clock rates increase, the need for such analysis grows. Current tools are inadequate to handle this burden. The computational times required excessively tax tools running on even the most state-of-the-art computers. To combat this problem, we propose developing a hardware-based accelerator capable of running the necessary calculations at speeds unachievable in software. This device will solve the systems of linear equations that arise in the relevant algorithms. By offloading this portion of the analysis to a special purpose hardware engine, computation times will plummet, thus making full simulations of complex electrical circuits possible. We will explore several algorithms for solving systems of linear equations and, by the end of phase I, implement the most promising one in hardware.

Principal Investigator:

James Durbano
Chief Hardware Architect
3024569003
durbano@emphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Dennis Prather
President
3024569003
dprather@ee.udel.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

EM PHOTONICS, INC.
51 East Main Street Suite 3-A Newark, DE 19711

EIN/Tax ID: 510411701
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No