MOST DOE-FUNDED RESEARCH FACILITIES REQUIRE A CONSIDERABLE NUMBER OF HIGH-SPEED DATA ACQUISITION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS INORDER TO PROCEED WITH THEIR HIGH-ENERGY PHYSICS RESEARCH.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,884.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
3470
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Kineticsystems Corpon
11 Maryknoll Drive, Lockport, IL, 60441
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
BILL W. HAYNES
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(815) 838-0005
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
MOST DOE-FUNDED RESEARCH FACILITIES REQUIRE A CONSIDERABLE NUMBER OF HIGH-SPEED DATA ACQUISITION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS INORDER TO PROCEED WITH THEIR HIGH-ENERGY PHYSICS RESEARCH. LARGE MULTI-CRATE FASTBUS SYSTEMS ARE BEGINNING TO PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN EXTREMELY HIGH-SPEED DATA ACQUISITION APPLICATIONS. THESE FASTBUS SYSTEMS REQUIRE AT LEAST ONE CABLE SEGMENT INTERFACED TO EACH CRATE VIA A SEGMENT INTERCONNECT. THE FASTBUS CABLE SEGMENT IS A HIGHLY FLEXIBLE PARALLEL COMMUNICATION PATH THAT HAS BECOME AN EXPENSIVE, CRITICAL LINK TO ALL MULTI-CRATE SYSTEMS. TO DATE, A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF EFFORT HAS GONE INTO FASTBUS CRATE SEGMENT INTERFACE DEVELOPMENT; HOWEVER, THE FASTBUS CABLE SEGEMENT HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO A LESSER EXTENT. SOME OF THE MAJOR CONCERNS OF THE HIGH-ENERGY PHYSICS COMMUNITY AS WELL AS THE MANUFACTURERS OF FASTBUS PRODUCTS ARE THE HIGH COST, AVAILABILITY, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE CABLE SEGMENT DRIVERS. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES THE PHASE I FEASIBILITY INVESTIGATION OF ALTERNATIVE FASTBUS CABLE SEGMENT TRANSCEIVER INTERFACES. IF FEASIBILITY IS SHOWN, THE CABLE SEGMENT INTERFACE PRODUCED UNDER PHASE III WILL INCORPORATE A LOWER COST, ENHANCED DRIVER/RECEIVER APPROACH ON A FASTBUS AUXILIARY CARD. THIS WILL OFFER THE FASTBUS SYSTEM DESIGNER INCREASED FLEXIBILITY BY PERMITTING THE USE OF A PARTICULAR CABLE SEGMENT TRANSCEIVER INTERFACE FOR A SPECIFIC APPLICATION. THE FASTBUS CABLE SEGMENT AND THE CURRENT METHODS OF DRIVING IT WILL BE STUDIED IN DETAIL, CONCEPTUAL DESIGNS OF INTERFACE ALTERNATIVE METHODS WILL BE UNDERTAKEN AND BREADBOARDED WHERE APPROPRIATE. AN APPROPRIATE. AN APPROPRIATE FASTBUS CABLE SEGMENT INTERFACEWILL BE RECOMMENDED FOR PHASE II R&D FUNDING BASED ON COST, PERFORMANCE AND FLEXIBILITY.

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