Temperature-Tolerant Processor for Reliable Control

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8650-08-M-2831
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-048-0167
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF073-048
Small Business Information
ORBITAL RESEARCH, INC.
4415 Euclid Avenue, Suite 500, Cleveland, OH, 44103
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
557510336
Principal Investigator
 Mike Willett
 Project Engineer
 (216) 649-0399
 willett@orbitalresearch.com
Business Contact
 Joseph Snyder
Title: Vice President
Phone: (216) 649-0399
Email: snyder@orbitalresearch.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
High temperature electronics will benefit Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) and Electronic Engine Control (EEC) in an aircraft by reducing or eliminating the need for fuel cooling of electronics. Orbital Research Inc. proposes the development of a high temperature Controller for use in future aircraft FADEC designs that will consist of the following: An ASIC chip and high temperature capacitors, resistors and pcb substrates. The Phase I effort will be primarily to collect data on existing FADECs and EECs, and analyze the data to determine the most appropriate microprocessor to use as the core of the controller. Following the identification of the optimal micro Orbital Research Inc. will design a controller, using a custom-designed ASIC which will provide computational power needed for future FADEC designs. In Phase II Orbital will build a breadboard for testing from the designed circuit. The critical test parameter is adequate processing power in a rugged package that does not need liquid fuel cooling.

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