Middleware Specification for Low-Power Distributed Processing Devices

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$68,845.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00039-08-C-0079
Award Id:
87648
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-091-0761
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7669 S. Myrtle Ave., Tempe, AZ, 85284
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
960462034
Principal Investigator:
LarryDunst
Principal Engineer
(480) 763-5777
larry.dunst@datasoft.com
Business Contact:
VikPatel
President
(480) 763-5777
vik.patel@datasoft.com
Research Institute:
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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