FPGA Based High Performance Avionics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-08-C-7838
Agency Tracking Number: B073-013-0266
Amount: $99,650.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-013
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
INTUITIVE RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY CORP.
6767 Old Madison Pike, Suite 240, Huntsville, AL, 35806
DUNS: 034964945
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 J. Wayne McCain
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 971-1992
 wayne.mccain@irtc-hq.com
Business Contact
 Tom Newberry
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (256) 922-9300
Email: tommie.newberry@irtc-hq.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation (INTUITIVE) is proposing to conduct experimental and analytical efforts to demonstrate proof-of-principle of Field Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation (INTUITIVE) is proposing to conduct experimental and analytical efforts to demonstrate proof-of-principle of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology as avionics performance enhancing technology. Currently, state of the art missile systems have three separate Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) for seeker image processing, flight computing, and communications. FPGA-based High Performance Avionics (F-HPA) will combine these three LRU’s on a single circuit card; significantly reducing weight, cost, and power consumption while dramatically increasing reliability and maintainability. Further, FPGAs provide and inherent anti-tamper capability, which is accomplished with 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encrypted FPGA configuration streams and encrypted chip-to-chip communication. FPGAs also provide extremely high performance computing for certain types of algorithms. 200 Mega-pixels per second image processing is well within current FPGA technology capabilities.

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