Next Generation Programmable Gate Array

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,991.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-06-M-0147
Award Id:
78804
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-256-1011
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12000 Research Parkway, Suite 436, Orlando, FL, 32826
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
940980113
Principal Investigator:
RobertRead
Engineer
(407) 282-9990
rread@theseus.com
Business Contact:
RyanJorgenson
VP Engineering
(407) 282-9990
ryan@theseus.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Existing Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) provide space-based users with an awkward choice between high performance commercial devices that are not capable of functioning reliably in a space-borne environment, or low performance devices that are specially hardened for space environments. This unacceptable compromise forces space-based applications needing high performance to incur higher NRE costs to develop hardened, mission-specific cell-based ASICs that typically do not provide the flexibility needed for future enhancements. What is needed is a high performance, flexible, field-programmable platform that is capable of operating reliably in harsh environments. This program focuses on the (continued) development of a general-purpose, field-programmable signal processing platform. The goal(s) of the platform ASIC include: 1. Computational efficiencies for signal processing algorithms measured in BOPS/Joules within a factor of two of a standard-cell based ASIC performing an equivalent set of operations. 2. Programmable in a hardware description language at a coarse level. 3. Capable of changing algorithm sets in one clock cycle. 4. Capable of being implemented in multiple processes, including rad-hard SOI 5. Capable of going from code verification to deployment in two weeks or less.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government