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System Engineer Toolset for Fault Tolerant Design

Award Information

Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Management Sciences, Inc.
6022 Constitution Ave., NE Albuquerque, NM 87110-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: System Engineer Toolset for Fault Tolerant Design
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $98,902.00


This SBIR will explore and develop new automated methods for dynamic fault tolerance in defense electronic systems. The research will investigate using the software of digital signal processor operating systems to pro-actively map defective operations to remaining processors. In the past, fault tolerance has relied on passive redundancy to extend operating life. With software, a simple re-start, or a shift to non-corrupted memory and processor may be all that is needed. In Phase I, research will be based in ongoing Rapid Prototyping of Application Specific Signal Processors (RASSP) development. The RASSP design tools and project scientists will be used to develop the algorithms that provide scalable, heterogeneous computing systems with a new breed of fault tolerance based on dynamic reconfiguration of resources. In Phase II the system will be developed using networked UNIX computers. In Phase II the technology will be tried aboard a US Navy combat ship.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth Blemel

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Management Sciences, Inc.
6022 Constitution Ave. N.E. Albuquerque, NM 87110

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No