Reliable Triggered Remote Serial I/O System for High Repetition Rate Accelerators with Pulse-to-Pulse Fast Feedback

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 41688
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1998
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
NYCB Real-Time Computing, Inc.
18 Meudon Drive, Lattingtow, NY, 11560
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Eric J. Siskind
 President
 (516) 759-0707
Business Contact
 Dr. Eric J. Siskind
Title: President
Phone: (516) 759-0707
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
50148-98-I Reliable Triggered Remote Serial I/O System for High Repetition Rate Accelerators with Pulse-to-Pulse Fast Feedback--NYCB Real-Time Computing, Inc., 18 Meudon Drive, Lattingtown, NY 11560-1025; (516) 759-0707 Dr. Eric J. Siskind, Principal Investigator Dr. Eric J. Siskind, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER82628 Amount: $75,000 Maintaining minimal real-time latency for the acquisition and distribution of the significant data volume required by pulse-to-pulse feedback loops in a high rate linear collider presents serious challenges. The problem is made more difficult when long distances make maintaining complicated remote computers impractical and increase signal propagation delays for non-local communications. This project will utilize intelligent input-output (I/O) boards for personal computers in a central computing room communicating via single mode fiber optics with highly reliable remote serial I/O ports with embedded user code triggered by beam timing signals. The system will be designed for minimum remote hardware/software complexity and optimized for minimum real-time latency at every point. Phase I will identify and/or design the necessary fiber optic link protocols and the processor/real-time executive firmware combination required for the remote I/O ports. Preliminary design of the personal computer I/O board and a remote I/O port suitable for use in a test bed at the Stanford Linear Collider will be performed. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The system is designed to increase the reliability, improve the maintainability, and increase the software development efficiency of the next generation electron-positron linear collider._

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