Reconfigurable Computing for Dynamically Reprogrammable Communications

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNC06CA58C
Award Id:
77714
Agency Tracking Number:
055466
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4519 Mustering Drum, Ellicott City, MD, 21042
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
868155110
Principal Investigator:
Chris Walter
Principal Investigator
(410) 418-4353
cwalter@wwtechnology.com
Business Contact:
Chris Walter
Business Official
(410) 418-4353
cwalter@wwtechnology.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This project addresses the need for a framework and domain architecture suitable for reconfigurable transceivers and associated component technologies. The goal of this effort is to provide flexible, reconfigurable communications capability while minimizing on-board resources and cost. WW Technology Group's (WWTG) approach provides a formalized structure for: (1) the design and implementation of reconfigurable computing (RC) using FPGAs for high performance parallel processing and (2) algorithm updates over the life cycle of the platform. In addition, this RC-Enabled approach can replace manual, ad-hoc development methods and support Runtime Reconfiguration (RTR) activities that allow the dynamic modification of the functional configuration of the RC hardware and adaptive computing. Specifically, WWTG's approach offers reconfigurable software and firmware that provides access control, and reconfiguration process including partial reconfiguration.The WW Technology Group (WWTG) presents a novel approach for reconfigurable, reprogrammable communication systems that provide high performance within the constraints of power consumption, reliability, size, and weight. By combining the system on a chip (SoC) technologies in a distributed platform supported by a flexible software infrastructure, our system strikes the optimal balance between size, power consumption, and functionality.

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