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Radiation-Tolerant Reprogrammable FPGA for Digital Signal Processing Circuits

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2009 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102 Piscataway, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Radiation-Tolerant Reprogrammable FPGA for Digital Signal Processing Circuits
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CB29C
Award Amount: $600,000.00


Field Programmable Gate Arrays are a widely used technology; however, they are generally limited in reprogrammability. Radiation hard, low power and high density ReProgrammable FPGAs (RP-FPGAs) would be a tremendous asset in long duration missions. The ability to adapt to changing mission profiles and on board capabilities is highly desirable. We are developing a RP-FPGA technology for flight use. In Phase I we have proven basic device conceptsýýincreasing temperature stability, demonstrating scalable production process, and developing refining Phase II tasks. We have achieved this success by working with a leading FPGA manufacturer, and the enabling materials technology inventor and others. The range of technical interactions has also been increased as a result of the Phase I effort. In Phase II we will develop a viable demonstration prototype that will enable routine Phase III device manufacture. Present work has shown the desired end should be well achievable.

Principal Investigator:

Gary S. Tompa
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Gary S. Tompa
Business Official
Small Business Information at Submission:

Structured Materials Industries, Inc.
201 Circle Drive N., Suite 102-103 Piscataway, NJ 08854

EIN/Tax ID: 223175106
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No