Middleware Specification for Low-Power Distributed Processing Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-08-C-0079
Agency Tracking Number: N081-091-0761
Amount: $98,821.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-091
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
DATASOFT CORP.
7669 S. Myrtle Ave., Tempe, AZ, 85284
DUNS: 960462034
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Larry Dunst
 Principal Engineer
 (480) 763-5777
 larry.dunst@datasoft.com
Business Contact
 Vik Patel
Title: President
Phone: (480) 763-5777
Email: vik.patel@datasoft.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The DataSoft Small-form factor Power management Middleware (DSPM) solution provides a new portable cross-cutting way that existing solutions can be unified in a single power context. This is characterized by a middleware abstraction layer where software components can either actively themselves manage energy use or be managed by a higher order power management service. In this way, components and clusters of components can be power managed using a policy and profile based approach in which the overall power management function is a collaborative effort by multiple software and hardware component elements working together to enforce a policy. DSPM identifies power conservation states (via a state machine) and a way to specify and enforce a series of power loci or threads of execution across the device hardware and software via a context that aims to minimize cycle count. This is done via a set of interfaces that define a Power Management Service whose objective is to direct all power managers in the lower software and hardware layers to work collectively. DSPM enforces a distributed power management strategy via a strategy based on user profile, context and specifiable policy together. DSPM model will enable SDR designers to stipulate constant minimal power execution strategy across disparate processors and software stacks.

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