Radiation Hardened Monolithic Heterogeneous Processors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W9113M-10-P-0071
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
B093-025-0243
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA09-025
Small Business Information
Intrinsix
100 Campus Drive, Marlborough, MA, 01752
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Steve Stecyk
 Director of Engineering
 (508) 658-7615
 sstecyk@intrinsix.com
Business Contact
 Timothy Brug
Title: Director ADG Business Development
Phone: (508) 658-7686
Email: tbrug@intrinsix.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Modern space tracking and surveillance systems are being required to provide ever-increasing sensor resolution and real-time processing of image data. Existing rad-hard stream computing solutions are large, heavy, and require excessive power, and still do not meet the real-time computing throughput needed for modern image processing. There is a need to support missions using low-cost, rapid-deployment, configurable satellites. Intrinsix proposes to build a 300 krad(Si) rad-hard, heterogeneous, multicore System-on-Chip. Rad-Hard-by-Design techniques enable the design to be targeted for a high density process technology. The implementation will be a highly modular and scalable architecture consisting of several Digital Signal Processing cores and several General Purpose Processing cores. The cores will be interconnected with each other and with on-chip memories using a modern high-throughput Network-on-Chip technology. The SoC will be capable of running modern Real-Time Operating Systems, and will support high performance communications. The overall SoC is intended to support the Air Force Space Plug-and-Play Avionics architecture. In addition to supporting the needs of image processing, a design needs to support data processing requirements for a variety of other sensors, widening the available use cases within a space system.

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