Radiation-Tolerant Reprogrammable FPGA for Digital Signal Processing Circuits

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX09CB29C
Agency Tracking Number:
075700
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
X1.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Structured Materials Industries, Inc.
201 Circle Drive N., Suite 102-103, Piscataway, NJ, 08854-3723
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
787144807
Principal Investigator:
Gary Tompa
Principal Investigator
(732) 302-9274
gstompa@aol.com
Business Contact:
Gary Tompa
Business Official
(732) 302-9274
gstompa@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Field Programmable Gate Arrays are a widely used technology; however, they are generally limited in reprogrammability. Radiation hard, low power and high density ReProgrammable FPGAs (RP-FPGAs) would be a tremendous asset in long duration missions. The ability to adapt to changing mission profiles and on board capabilities is highly desirable. We are developing a RP-FPGA technology for flight use. In Phase I we have proven basic device concepts—increasing temperature stability, demonstrating scalable production process, and developing refining Phase II tasks. We have achieved this success by working with a leading FPGA manufacturer, and the enabling materials technology inventor and others. The range of technical interactions has also been increased as a result of the Phase I effort. In Phase II we will develop a viable demonstration prototype that will enable routine Phase III device manufacture. Present work has shown the desired end should be well achievable.

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