DEVELOPMENT OF A RUGGEDIZED LOW COST MICROCOMPUTER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$513,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
885
Agency Tracking Number:
885
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.o. Box 1567, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Stephen W. Smith
(313) 769-8500
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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