You are here

SPACE FLIGHT SUPERCOMPUTER

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17154
Amount: $49,756.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1991
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3001 Redhill Ave, Bldg 3 #208
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John C Carson
 (714) 549-8211
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL DESIGN A THREE-DIMENSIONAL PACKAGED FLIGHT SUPERCOMPUTER. THE SUPERCOMPUTER WILL BE BASED ON A PARALLEL PROCESSING ARCHITECTURE WITH A PROGRAMMABLE TOPOLOGY THAT WILL ALLOW OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE WITH A WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS. THE FIRM WILL COMPLETE THIS PRELIMINARY DESIGN IN ACCORDANCE WITH SPECIFIC SPACECRAFT APPLICATION GUIDELINES OBTAINED FROM THE SPONSOR; THE RESULT WILL BE A DEMONSTRATION RECOMMENDATION FOR THE PROCESSING UNIT DURING PHASE II. THE PHASE I ANALYSES WILL ESTABLISH SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND CONSTRAINTS, AND DETERMINETHE FEASIBILITY OF CONSTRUCTING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL PROCESSING MODULE. THE FIRM PLANS TO COMPLETE PERFORMANCE PREDICTIONS FOR THE ULTIMATE SYSTEM AND A PRELIMINARY PHASE II PROGRAM PLAN. THE FIRM ALSO PLANS TO DEVELOP PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS FOR A PHASE II BREADBOARD DEMONSTRATION OF THE FLIGHT SUPERCOMPUTER THAT WOULD INCLUDEESTIMATES OF TOTAL ELECTRONICS VOLUME, WEIGHT, AND POWER BUDGETS AS A FUNCTION OF DEGREE-OF-PROCESSING POWER. THERMAL ISSUES WILL ALSO BE ADDRESSED. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL DESIGN A THREE-DIMENSIONAL PACKAGED FLIGHT SUPERCOMPUTER. THE SUPERCOMPUTER WILL BE BASED ON A PARALLEL PROCESSING ARCHITECTURE WITH A PROGRAMMABLE TOPOLOGY THAT WILL ALLOW OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE WITH A WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS. THE FIRM WILL COMPLETE THIS PRELIMINARY DESIGN IN ACCORDANCE WITH SPECIFIC SPACECRAFT APPLICATION GUIDELINES OBTAINED FROM THE SPONSOR; THE RESULT WILL BE A DEMONSTRATION RECOMMENDATION FOR THE PROCESSING UNIT DURING PHASE II. THE PHASE I ANALYSES WILL ESTABLISH SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND CONSTRAINTS, AND DETERMINETHE FEASIBILITY OF CONSTRUCTING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL PROCESSING MODULE. THE FIRM PLANS TO COMPLETE PERFORMANCE PREDICTIONS FOR THE ULTIMATE SYSTEM AND A PRELIMINARY PHASE II PROGRAM PLAN. THE FIRM ALSO PLANS TO DEVELOP PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS FOR A PHASE II BREADBOARD DEMONSTRATION OF THE FLIGHT SUPERCOMPUTER THAT WOULD INCLUDEESTIMATES OF TOTAL ELECTRONICS VOLUME, WEIGHT, AND POWER BUDGETS AS A FUNCTION OF DEGREE-OF-PROCESSING POWER. THERMAL ISSUES WILL ALSO BE ADDRESSED.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government