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Hyperspectral and Persistent Sensor Signal Processing Platform and Algorithms

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-101
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Crossfield Technology LLC
9390 Research Blvd Suite I200 Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Hyperspectral and Persistent Sensor Signal Processing Platform and Algorithms
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-10-M-0234
Award Amount: $99,991.00


Crossfield Technology proposes a Hyperspectral Sensor Signal Processor (HSSP) with a configurable wide bandwidth sensor interface, a multi-core processor with FPGA and GPU coprocessors, and 10-40 Gbps network interface. Crossfield proposes to demonstrate the HSSP technology during the Phase I Program by implementing a sensor analysis algorithm in OpenCL (Open Computing Language) with digital signal processing on a CPU and GPU while a dedicated FPGA accelerator operates on simulated sensor data. Stateof- the-art GPUs deliver a TFLOP of computational performance at <200 W power dissipation. State-of-the-art FPGAs provide tremendous I/O bandwidth and digital signal processing performance, and can be dynamically reconfigured to address a wide range of applications. OpenCL is a new open and royalty-free programming standard for general-purpose computations on heterogeneous processors. BENEFIT: The hyperspectral signal processor delivers exceptional signal processing and sensor fusion performance in a small size, low weight and low power per FLOP. The distributed processing architecture places the processor at the sensor for embedded applications, reducing the potential for noise and EMI to corrupt analog signals out of the the sensor over long cable runs. Commercial applications of this technology include medical diagnostics and imaging, hardware-in-the-loop simulation and weather radar.

Principal Investigator:

Gary McMillian

Business Contact:

Dennis Ferguson
Small Business Information at Submission:

Crossfield Technology LLC
4505 Spicewood Springs Road Suite 360 Austin, TX 78759

EIN/Tax ID: 300195080
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No