Data Processing and Storage for PnP Spacecraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-08-C-0075
Agency Tracking Number: F071-286-1900
Amount: $1,249,980.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-286
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
DESIGN_NET ENGINEERING LLC
10311 Hampden Ave. Suite A107, Lakewood, CO, 80227
DUNS: 127689128
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ken Center
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 462-0096
 kcenter@design-group.com
Business Contact
 Bob Caruso
Title: CFO
Phone: (303) 462-0096
Email: bcaruso@design-group.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Design_Net Engineering is developing a modular, configurable network-resident data storage module called the Intelligent Data Store (IDS). The IDS was developed to serve as a stock component in an Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) depot, where it can be rapidly pulled from the shelf and placed on satellites conforming to the Space Plug and Play Avionics (SPA) standards. The IDS design incorporates both FLASH memory for persistent on-orbit storage and SDRAM for high-rate data buffering. The “I” in IDS stands for “Intelligent”, which implies the ability to provide significantly more capability than a conventional solid state data recorder. In fact, the IDS performs much of the function of a traditional Command and Data Handling (C&DH) subsystem, allowing telemetry buffers to be allocated by applications on the network, and then drained based upon specified search criteria such as source or time range. Phase II effort will focus on radiation hardening the design to make the IDS suitable for the full range of ORS mission classes, including the HEO environment. Each IDS unit will be configurable in data capacities of approximately 4 Gigabyte increments from .5 to 12.5 Gigabytes.

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