Reconfigurable Integrated Fault Tolerance for Spaceborne Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-02-C-1121
Agency Tracking Number: 011IF-0505
Amount: $748,271.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4027 Colonel Glenn Highway, Suite 210, Dayton, OH, 45431
DUNS: 023956415
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Rudolph
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 429-9008
Business Contact
 Kenneth Baker
Title: President/COO
Phone: (937) 429-9008
Research Institution
Reconfigurable Computing (RC) is a technology in which the behavior of a processing system is changed by altering the hardware, rather than the software. This is achieved though the use of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). RC is useful when a highdegree of both performance and flexibility is needed, and especially when size, weight, or power constraints preclude use of dedicated components for separate functions. The recent development of high-density, rad-hard COTS FPGAs means that RC now has thepotential to be used in spaceborne applications. SFC is currently developing an RC tool suite, called DERC (Development Environment for Reconfigurable Computing), which includes both hardware and software to support development of RC applications.RIFTSS will extend the capabilities of the DERC tools to include extensive support for fault tolerance. The DERC API and logic libraries will be extended to include fault tolerant functions, including configuration scrubbing, redundancy, voting, etc. TheDERC Debug Tool will be modified to allow deliberate fault insertion into a design under test. The RIFTSS tools will be tested by using them to implement a real-world, fault tolerant application.

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