Novel Mitigation Techniques for Reconfigurable Computers for Space Based Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,680.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-09-C-0171
Award Id:
86984
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-094-0625
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 08-094
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SEAKR Engineering, Incorporated (Currently SEAKR Engineering, Inc.)
6221 South Racine Circle, Centennial, CO, 80111
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
122032006
Principal Investigator:
Ian Troxel
Future Systems Architect
(303) 874-7673
ian.troxel@seakr.com
Business Contact:
Scott Anderson
Vice President
(303) 784-7700
scott.anderson@seakr.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SEAKR Engineering's Application Independent Processor (AIP) standard product integrates FPGAs, GPPs and malleable interface support into a flexible onboard processor designed to support many spacecraft applications. The AIP architecture reduces risk, costs, and schedule for satellite missions by providing a reconfigurable space-based platform and variations of the system are slated to be deployed in a variety of missions including communications waveform processing, real-time image processing in the ARTEMIS sensor on TacSat-3, and is being baselined for the vision processor unit on NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle. This capable system concept is well suited to processor-intensive missions like 3GIRS sensor OBP and the results of the preliminary study undertaken by SEAKR Engineering in Phase I of this SBIR have identified areas for improvement to meet the future goals of the program. The goals of phase II are to work toward upgrading the AIP to meet current and future 3GIRS requirements and thus improve the system's commercialization success. Ultimately, the technology developed under this program will be integrated into the planned 3GIRS missions as well as other space-based sensor processing missions. BENEFIT: The 3GIRS-OBP will provide a single subsystem for payload processing, on-board memory storage, control, and power management. It is capable of hanlding several Gbit/sec of data and can process in real time.

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