Performance Enhanced Managed FPGA

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-05-C-0221
Agency Tracking Number: F051-149-1932
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-149
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
700 Research Center Blvd., Fayetteville, AR, 72701
DUNS: 044870363
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Fred Orlando
 Executive VP/CTO
 (479) 575-5221
 fjorlando@spacephotonics.com
Business Contact
 Shonna Butler
Title: Project and Finance Administrator
Phone: (479) 575-5221
Email: sbutler@spacephotonics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Managed FPGA is a system component that contains a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), System-on-a-Chip (SoC), and security features, packaged within a Multichip Module (MCM), that make this enhanced FPGA a sustainable, upgradeable component for use in DoD applications. Innovations include the use of a SoC to manage FPGA configurable logic block (CLB) defragmentation and perform security functions. The CLB defragmentation algorithm is implemented in a standard high level language (i.e., C/C++) on the SoC, easing the upgrade and maintenance cycle as new technologies become available. Security features include basic key management, programmable decryption algorithms for bit stream security, and future Anti-Tamper management. Leveraging our team's experience as one of the Nation's leading aerospace innovators and developers (FireFiberT transceivers, IEEE 1393 FireRingT network, LaserFireT laser-com link and IntelNodeT gateway), Space Photonics, Inc. (SPI) is in a unique position to successfully develop the Managed FPGA system component. Previous development efforts will also be leveraged including SPI's experience with MCM development and production for NASA, NRO and AFRL.

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