Radiation-hard Parallel DSP (RH-PDSP)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$745,181.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-05-C-0029
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-020-2616
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
COHERENT LOGIX, INC.
101 West 6th Street, Suite 200, Austin, TX, 78701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
118514855
Principal Investigator:
David Gibson
(512) 479-7732
gibson@spec.com
Business Contact:
Newton Penrose
(512) 479-7732
contracts@spec.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Coherent Logix, Incorporated. (CLX) proposes the use of its patent-pending HyperX technology for applications requiring radiation hardness on space-based platforms. The HyperX is a novel ultra-low power, high performance, parallel processing chip (integrated circuit) that is especially suitable for digital signal, image, and vector processing. Extensive analysis of the computational performance and power requirements of the chip indicates that over 40 GFLOPS per Watt are realistically achievable. (1 GFLOP is defined as 1 billion 32-bit floating-point operations per second.) This native level of performance of the HyperX ensures that the level of performance will be well above the requisite 5 GFLOPS/Watt even after the introduction of radiation hardening measures. The effort benefits immensely from the leveraging of parallel funding and highly advanced prior development, as well as diligently planned risk-reduction measures. This program will assess and execute the strategies of radiation hardening by software design, by circuit design, and by specialized manufacturing processes to provide unprecedented computational performance and energy efficiency for space platforms.

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