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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-04-C-0117
Award Id:
64216
Agency Tracking Number:
031-1567
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
8401 N. New Braunfels Suite 324, San Antonio, TX, 78209
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
176568772
Principal Investigator:
Dan Brookshire
Principal Investigator
(512) 276-9645
dan.brookshire@ieee.org
Business Contact:
Sally Draper
President and CEO
(210) 824-2348
sdraper@quickflex.com
Research Institute:
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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