Data-Mediated Redundancy for Vehicle Control System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 22151
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Johnson Engineering
3055 Center Green Drive, Boulder, CO, 80301
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert B. Terrell
 (303) 449-8152
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
The long term objective is to create a safe, reliable and cost effective vehicle control technology that can be used by the physically impaired to provide for their transportation needs and increased autonomy. The specific aim is to demonstrate that commercially available technology can be designed into an innovative redundancy technique (called "Data-Mediated Redundancy") to produce a cost effective, highly reliable and-fail safe method of controlling common vehicle driving functions. To achieve the Phase I goals, a bench top system will be designed and developed (including software) to demonstrate the concept of "Data-Mediated Redundancy" with a singly redundant system. The system will then be tested to demonstrate the system's ability to continue normal operation despite the initiation of several different failure modes. The results will lead to the ability to produce cost-effective vehicle control systems (both in terms of initial investment and ongoing maintenance costs) that can provide increased freedom and autonomy for the physically impaired.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government