Reconfigurable Computing for Missile C4I

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: FA8650-04-M-4210
Agency Tracking Number: B041-046-1588
Amount: $93,253.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-046
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
SEAKR ENGINEERING, INC.
6221 S. Racine Circle, Centennial, CO, 80111
DUNS: 122032006
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Damon Van Buren
 Senior Hardware Engineer
 (303) 784-7671
 dvanbure@seakr.com
Business Contact
 Randy Twogood
Title: Director, Military Electr
Phone: (303) 784-7709
Email: randy@seakr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Reconfigurable computing offers high performance and adaptability for missile C4I applications, by merging the speed of custom digital circuits with the flexibility of software. Recent improvements have been made in development environments for reconfigurable computing, which allow designers to use High Order Languages (HOLs), simulate at higher speeds, and easily co-simulate hardware and software. SEAKR's product line of flight qualified RCC hardware, and experience with HOL tools, make it an ideal choice to perform this SBIR. SEAKR has implemented numerous designs in RCC FPGAs, to perform functions such as image compression, and digital signal processing, among others. SEAKR has delivered over 60 systems, over 40 of which have flown in space applications. SEAKR has also delivered hundreds of boards for C-17 upgrades. For this SBIR, SEAKR will investigate the current state of the art in reconfigurable hardware and development software. The results of this investigation will be used to specify a development environment (HW and SW) for Phase II. SEAKR will also select several missile C4I applications to be implemented in Phase II. Finally, SEAKR will use its existing RCC hardware and development environment to create a demonstration of C4I applications for Phase I.

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