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Digital Input/Output (I/O) Bus for Simulators

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
64808
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-1085
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PINNACLE TECHNOLOGY, INC
2721 OREGON ST LAWRENCE, KS 66046-4947
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Digital Input/Output (I/O) Bus for Simulators
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N61339-04-C-0124
Award Amount: $374,967.00
 

Abstract:

During Phase I, Pinnacle Technology Inc. and Aviation Simulation Technology Inc. (AST) designed a distributed digital input/output (I/O) bus to replace the cumbersome discrete wire bundle used in all military and commercial flight simulators. After analysis of latency, compatibility with existing systems, power delivery potential, cable length constraints and bandwidth issues, Pinnacle/AST chose a UDP/IP based Ethernet network. For most simulator components, the IEEE 802.3af specification or Power Over Ethernet (POE) can be used to deliver power over the Ethernet cable. This will eliminate the unwieldy wire bundle and associated complicated interconnect wiring, replacing it with a tiered-star topology of Ethernet switches and high-speed digital cables. All Phase I tasks were successfully completed, and the system was shown to operate with a deterministic latency of less than 20 mS. The overall goal of this Phase II SBIR is to finalize the hardware and software subsystems developed during Phase I, improve modularity to allow the widest range of uses, address security issues, and to build and test a simulator that is designed entirely using the new bus architecture. This will include the delivery of power via Power over Ethernet.

Principal Investigator:

David A. Johnson
Vice President Engineerin
7858328866
davej@pinnaclet.com

Business Contact:

Donna A. Johnson
President
7858328866
donnaj@pinnaclet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PINNACLE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
619 East 8th Street, Suite D Lawrence, KS 66044

EIN/Tax ID: 742818617
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No