Performance Enhanced Managed FPGA

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8651-05-C-0221
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-149-1932
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-149
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Small Business Information
SPACE PHOTONICS, INC.
700 Research Center Blvd., Fayetteville, AR, 72701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
044870363
Principal Investigator:
Fred Orlando
Executive VP/CTO
(479) 575-5221
fjorlando@spacephotonics.com
Business Contact:
Shonna Butler
Project and Finance Administrator
(479) 575-5221
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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