Very Dense High Speed 3u VPX Memory and Processing Space Systems

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CC28P
Agency Tracking Number: 094953
Amount: $99,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: S4.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
SEAKR Engineering, Inc.
6221 S. Racine Circle, Centennial, CO, 80111-6427
DUNS: 122032006
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steven Vaillancourt
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 790-8499
 steve.vaillancourt@SEAKR.com
Business Contact
 Scott Anderson
Title: President
Phone: (303) 784-8499
Email: Scott.Anderson@SEAKR.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Today, memory and payload processing systems for space applications are typically designed for a specific application for a specific mission. Many of these systems do not employ a commercial standard which adversely affects the development costs, risks, and schedule while minimizing effective reuse of capabilities. Traditional commercial standards such as PCI are limited in bandwidth and reliability and do not meet the needs of advanced space payloads. New standards, like VPX, do show promise. VPX supports module to module datarates of 10 Gbps. VPX supports multiple switch architecture, so redundancy is supported. With newer large capacity memory components, a high capacity modular architecture is achievable which opens the door for adoption of a commercial standard for space payload and memory systems.

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