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RECONFIGURABLE DISTRIBUTED COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR ON-BOARD SATELLITE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
3897
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3897
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Expert-ease Systems
1301 Shoreway Rd #420 Belmont, CA 94002
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: RECONFIGURABLE DISTRIBUTED COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR ON-BOARD SATELLITE
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $249,997.00
 

Abstract:

A PARTICULARLY CHALLENGING AREA FOR THE APPLICATION OF MILITARY COMPUTER SYSTEMS IS THOSE CASES IN WHICH THE SYSTEM MUST OPERATE AUTONOMOUSLY IN A HOSTILE OR REMOTE ENVIRONMENT FOR MANY YEARS. ONBOARD SATELLITE COMPUTER SYSTEMS ARE A GOOD EXAMPLE OF SUCH AN APPLICATION. THE PROPOSED EFFORT WILL RESULT IN A NEW GENERATION OF RECONFIGURABLE, DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEMS WHOSE ARCHITECTURE CAN BE ADAPTED TO BEST FIT THE CURRENT COMPUTING NEEDS. THESE SYSTEMS WILL COMBINE NEW CONCEPTS IN ADAPTIVELY MODIFIED HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE, TOGETHER WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR DYNAMIC ALLOCATION OF THE SYSTEM RESOURCES TO OPTIMIZE SOME MEASURE OF SYSTEM EFFECTIVENES. THE ADVANTAGES OF THIS NEW TYPE OF SYSTEM INCLUDE: INCREASED ON-BOARD INTELLIGENCE (OBTAINED BY MAKING MOST EFFICIENT USE OF THE GIVEN SYSTEM RESOURCES); INCREASED SYSTEM AVAILABILITY (OBTAINED BY ISOLATING FAILURES AND REALLOCATING SYSTEM RESOURCES TO REPLACE FAILED UNITS); ADAPTIVE RESPONSE TO REAL-TIME LOAD (A FEATURE OF THE DYNAMIC ALLOCATION PROCEDURE); AND EXTENDED LIFE CYCLE (OBTAINED BY REALLOCATION OF THE SYSTEM RESOOURCES IN RESPONSE TO GROUND-ORDERED MODIFICATIONS TO ALGORITHMS AND SOFTWARE.

Principal Investigator:

Robert E Larson
4155933200

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Expert-ease Systems Inc.
1301 Shoreway Rd Belmont, CA 94002

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