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Run-Time Reallocation of Heterogeneous Computing Resources

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Department of Defense
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2001 / SBIR
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Management Sciences, Inc.
6022 Constitution Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM 87110-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Run-Time Reallocation of Heterogeneous Computing Resources
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-01-C-0218
Award Amount: $69,849.00


This proposal presents innovative research that will result in a multi-purpose, crash survivable, universal flight information system and data recorder (UFDR). The UFDR will digitally process and record structural, engine/propulsion, electrical/avionics,environmental, exceedance, and event data to crash survivable memory with capacity for terrabytes of data. It will have advanced features for processing and storing voice and data from Integrated Mechanical Diagnostics and data from Aircraft HealthMonitoring Sensors. This is a ¿¿single box¿¿ solution that offers significant function, weight, and total ownership cost advantages over current technology. The UFDR will incorporate a very high-speed transceiver with data compression algorithms that willdownload hours of flight data in a few minutes making it unnecessary to spend millions on ¿¿black box¿¿ recovery. The architecture is backwards compatible to legacy aircraft as well as future aircraft. Reduced parts count and lower power consumption willdramatically improve fielded reliability. Field Programmable Gate Arrays will provide upgradeability, programming flexibility, flight data sensor management, enhanced reliability and product longevity. This innovative approach is low cost, modular,expandable and configurable to support legacy, new and undefined requirements and communication protocols.The proposed UFDR offers reduced weight and significant cost saving with increased functionality combining the conventional Air Data Recorder, HealthUsage Monitoring System, and Integrated Mechanical Diagnostics units. Based on successful completion of the UFDR research, MSI will prototype, manufacture and market the UFDR to the military and civil aviation communities. We anticipate developing strongmarketing relationships with aerospace, avionics and aircraft manufacturers, owner/operators and aircraft servicing organizations. These relationships assure that the UFDR is compatible with state-of-the-art avionics design.

Principal Investigator:

Roger Case
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Marlene Kay Blemel
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6022 Constitution Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM 87110

EIN/Tax ID: 850247732
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No