One-Size-Fits-All Hardened Electronic Design and Test Platform

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-04-C-0117
Agency Tracking Number: 031-1567
Amount: $2,678,850.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA03-049
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
QUICKFLEX, INC.
8401 N. New Braunfels Suite 324, San Antonio, TX, 78209
DUNS: 176568772
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dan Brookshire
 Principal Investigator
 (512) 276-9645
 dan.brookshire@ieee.org
Business Contact
 Sally Draper
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (210) 824-2348
Email: sdraper@quickflex.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Space and military system designers have a significant and growing problem migrating from system solutions using radiation-hardened components to commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and "rad-hard by design" (RHBD) components. Current testing solutions are either custom built "one-off" solutions, expensive, and/or not easily portable. QuickFlex is extending prior successful work for NASA to create the Standardized Radiation Test Operations Platform (SRTOP). The SRTOP is ideal for radiation field effect testing of COTS and RHBD memories, processors, FPGA's, ASIC's, and ASSP's. This portable testing platform saves costs with faster time to production. SRTOP is a FPGA-based reusable standardized solution that enables consistent results, standardization of test fixtures, and sharing of test intellectual property. SRTOP is a new paradigm for advanced device testing, using both software test programs and reusable FPGA-based Test Hardware Objects (HWOs) to provide added flexibility, speed, and resources in an economically feasible platform. The platform includes QuickFlex's innovative Dynamic Logic Runtime Resource ManagerT software, a reconfigurable tester board, a Device Under Test (DUT) board, PC-based software for creating HWOs, monitor and control test programs with an intuitive multi-view graphical user interface. The SRTOP is an excellent platform for testing "radiation hardened by design" technologies in radiation environment.

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