DEVELOPMENT OF A RUGGEDIZED LOW COST MICROCOMPUTER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$513,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
1986
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
885
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kms Fusion, Inc.
P.o. Box 1567, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Stephen W. Smith
 (313) 769-8500
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
STATE-OF-THE-ART COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IS CURRENTLY UNDER-UTILIZED IN SEVERE ENVIRONMENT APPLICATIONS. THIS SITUATION IS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE SEVERE ENVIRONMENTS. LOW COST COMPUTER SYSTEMS ARE NOT SUFFICIENTLY RUGGEDIZED TO PROVIDE RELIABLE OPERATION IN THESE ENVIRONMENTS WHILE FULLY MILITARIZED COMPUTERS ARE PROHIBITIVELY EXPENSIVE FOR USE IN THESE APPLICATIONS. THIS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT EFFORT WILL APPLY INNOVATIVE RUGGEDIZATION TECHNIQUES TO STATE-OF-THE-ART COMPUTER HARDWARE. THE RUGGEDIZED MICROCOMPUTER TO BE DEVELOPED WILL UTILIZE MICROPROCESSORS SUCH AS THE Z-80 AND 8088TO INSURE SOFTWARE COMPATABILITY WITH DEFACTO OPERATING SYSTEMS SUCH AS CP/M AND MS-DOS WITH THEIR LARGE BASE OF APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE.

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