Radiation Hardened Monolithic Heterogeneous Processors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$999,998.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0147-12-C-7724
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-1794
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA09-025
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Intrinsix
100 Campus Drive, Marlborough, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
78-091-71
Principal Investigator:
Steve Stecyk
Director of Engineering
(508) 658-7615
sstecyk@intrinsix.com
Business Contact:
Mark Beal
CTO
(508) 658-7620
mbeal@intrinsix.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Future space tracking and surveillance systems are being required to provide ever-increasing sensor resolution and real-time processing of image data. What is needed is a flexible, high performance monolithic computing engine which is rad-hard to 300 krad (Si) and an architecture which is suitable for stream computing on real-time imaging data. Completed Phase 1 tasks, presented a heterogenous multi-processor system-on-chip architecture and performance modeling results that demonstrated a design that addresses these advanced requirements of space based acquisision and tracking applications. Phase II efforts will create a high level SystemC/TLM based model of the architecture giving payload designers the ability to simulate specific image processing algorithims and system trade-offs (# of simutaneous targets tracked, image resolution, frame rate). Design configuation tools will also be developed to automate the configuration design and verification process, allowing for rapid delivery of customizable compute platforms. Industry standard GPP, DSP, and on-chip interconnect fabric standards will be targeted to an IBM 45nm SOI process. Process selection, rad-hard-by-design cell library and logic design techniques will be used to create an initial RTL SoC designs.

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