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Fibre Channel Instrumentation Network Architecture

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
59808
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N991-4456
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Progeny Systems Corporation
9500 Innovation Drive Manassas, VA 20110-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Fibre Channel Instrumentation Network Architecture
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-00-C-0400
Award Amount: $749,942.00
 

Abstract:

"This SBIR effort will research Fibre Channel Standard (FCS)technology to extend the Phase I effort and create a lab-readydevice that bridges between current NexGenBus technology (FCS)and legacy instrumentation bus standards such as CAIS and 1553.Candidate protocol selections such as SCSI, TCP/IP and FC-AL willbe researched in order to maximize interoperability.Hardware/software designs will use a "personality module" conceptto make the device reconfigurable and portable. Networkconfigurations will be examined to maximize flexibility. Thebridge device developed in this phase will be hosted on a reducedfootprint embedded personal computer and all personalitymodule/interface cards purchased/fabricated will have acorrespondingly reduced footprint in order to maintain amigration path toward a compact, rugged flight-ready device.Small, embedded operating systems (OSs) for the PC will beevaluated and the software written during the Phase I effort willbe ported to the new environment. Additional bridge softwarewill be written extend the Phase I capabilities to form acomplete lab-ready product. Finally, although the Phase IIdevice will be implemented as drivers/applications running on theembedded personal computer, the viability of a reduced-cost,increased-durability FPGA "logic only" solution will also bedetermined.BENEFITS: The bridge device developed under this SBIR will enable all branches of the armed services to leverage the substa

Principal Investigator:

Michael P. MacKay
Vice Pres of Technology
7033686107
mmackay@progeny.net

Business Contact:

Walter P. Kitonis, III
President/CEO
7033686107
wkitonis@progeny.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Progeny Systems Corp.
8809 Sudley Road Suite 101 Manassas, VA 20110

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