Digital Data Download (D3) with Crash Survivable Memory

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$1,499,921.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-02-C-0398
Award Id:
53537
Agency Tracking Number:
N011-1183
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6022 Constitution Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
094142122
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth Blemel
Principal Investigator
(505) 255-8611
ken_blemel@mgtsciences.com
Business Contact:
Marlene Kay Blemel
President
(505) 255-8611
kay_blemel@mgtsciences.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
"Our Phase I SBIR project performed innovative research to addressthis problem. This research investigated the feasibility ofdeveloping a multi-purpose, crash survivable, universal flightinformation system and data recorder (UFDR). The UFDR willdigitally process and record structural, engine/propulsion,electrical/avionics, environmental, exceedance, and event data tocrash survivable memory with capacity for terrabytes of data. Itwill have advanced features for processing and storing voice anddata from Integrated Mechanical Diagnostics and data fromaircraft health monitoring sensors.The D3 is a "single box" solution that offers significantfunction, weight, and total ownership cost advantages overcurrent technology. The UFDR will incorporate a very high-speedtransceiver with data compression algorithms that will downloadhours of flight data in a few minutes making it unnecessary tospend millions on "black box" recovery. The architecture isbackwards compatible to legacy aircraft as well as futureaircraft. Reduced parts count and lower power consumption willdramatically improve fielded reliability. Field Programmable GateArrays will provide upgradeability, programming flexibility,flight data sensor management, enhanced reliability and productlongevity. This innovative approach is low cost, modular,expandable and configurable to support legacy, new and undefinedrequirements and communication protocols.BENEFITS: MSI is totally engaged in

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