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Boundary Scan for Enhanced Diagnostics

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-1510
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Boundary Scan for Enhanced Diagnostics
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-12-C-0180
Award Amount: $149,973.00


To address the Navy"s need for enhanced weapons replaceable assembly (WRA) diagnostics at the Organizational maintenance level, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new hardware/software system, Boundary Scan Enhanced Diagnostics (BSED). This proposed ruggedized system will utilize a combination of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and novel POC technologies to harness boundary scan techniques to existing functional built-in test (BIT) for vastly improved avionics system diagnostics to reduce WRA failure ambiguity to near 0%. The innovation in BSED is the system"s ability to use Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)-based boundary testing to collect information about physical faults at the component and trace levels for application to a system-level diagnostic function, thus increasing the likelihood of isolating a failed WRA beyond the point that traditional functional BIT can reach. In Phase I POC will investigate the electronic systems in use by the Navy and demonstrate the feasibility of BSED by utilizing commercially available hardware and a combination of commercial and custom software libraries to produce fault data compatible with Navy test equipment. In Phase II, POC plans to build and demonstrate a fully functional prototype system including a boundary scan controller device and associated cabling for a target Navy system.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Littlefield
Director, Electronics Sys
(310) 320-3088

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
Photonic Systems Division 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100 Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No