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Model-Based Design Tools for Extending COTS Components To Extreme Environments

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
76685
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
041597
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Lynguent, Inc.
PO Box 19325 Portland, OR 97280 0032
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Model-Based Design Tools for Extending COTS Components To Extreme Environments
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC06CA38C
Award Amount: $599,598.00
 

Abstract:

The innovation in this project is model-based design (MBD) tools for predicting the performance and useful life of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components and COTS-based systems beyond their rated temperature range. Phase I results have shown the feasibility of these tools, which consist of novel modeling tools and advanced system and data analysis capability. The modeling tools differ from all known technologies in that they facilitate the capture of experimental data on COTS devices that get automatically transformed through novel modeling methods into newly created behavioral models with performance degradation and lifetime effects. These tools are relevant and important in providing NASA the means to quantify the reliability and lifetime (i.e., capability and risk) of COTS components and COTS-based systems and provide a trade structure for the assessment of competing technologies. Furthermore, these modeling and design tools provide a means of integrating disparate models, allow agile evolution of models, and encourage MBD reporting mechanisms be used in reviews. Ultimately, these MBD tools will enable lower-cost system development and cost versus lifetime assessment, shorten development time, and extend flight-proven technology to broader applications. Lynguent plans to develop MBD tools based on its Phase I feasibility study and to utilize a high temperature testbed (DC-DC converter) as a case study to demonstrate a calibration methodology for the tools to insure acc

Principal Investigator:

Martin Vlach
Principal Investigator
9712421410
mvlach@lynguent.com

Business Contact:

Martin Vlach
President
9712421410
mvlach@lynguent.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Lynguent, Inc.
PO Box 19325 Portland, OR 97280

EIN/Tax ID: 931315313
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No