Radiation-Tolerant Reprogrammable FPGA for Digital Signal Processing Circuits

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX09CB29C
Agency Tracking Number: 075700
Amount: $600,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: X1.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 787144807
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Tompa
 Principal Investigator
 (732) 302-9274
 gstompa@aol.com
Business Contact
 Gary Tompa
Title: Business Official
Phone: (732) 302-9274
Email: 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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