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Miniature Intelligent Sensor Electronics

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62145
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
022628
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRONICS, INC.
11409 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Miniature Intelligent Sensor Electronics
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS13-03008
Award Amount: $69,884.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed system uses a combined hard-core processor/programmable-logic chip to implement the front-end control and processing functions of an intelligent sensor system. Combining these functions in a single chip is an innovation, relative to a traditional processor-only based system, because it provides re-configurable control of the sensor interface, i.e. analog and digital I/O and signal conditioning electronics, while freeing up the processor for computational tasks - yet maintaining tight coupling between the two functions. To embed intelligent functions on sensors, the proposed miniature, front-end electronics will combine at least 32 MB of RAM and a 200 MHz, 32-bit RISC processor with a flexible sensor interface that consists of two analog input and two analog output channels, with programmable gain, programmable anti-aliasing filters, and automatic calibration, and eight digital I/O channels. An Ethernet communication port will be available. The processor will be programmable using C/C++. Provisions for expansion to four each of the analog input and output channels and sixteen digital I/O channels will be included in the design. The final system will be no larger than 4 x 4 x 2. A programming kit for a PC will be part of the final development.

Principal Investigator:

Russ Beech
Principal Investigator
9529961613
beech@nve.com

Business Contact:

James M. Daughton
CTO
9529961607
daughton@nve.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NVE Corporation
11409 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344

EIN/Tax ID: 411424202
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No