Boundary Scan for Enhanced Diagnostics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0180
Agency Tracking Number: N121-021-0200
Amount: $149,973.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-021
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Photonic Systems Division, 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100, Torrance, CA, -
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Littlefield
 Director, Electronics Sys
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution
To address the Navy"s need for enhanced weapons replaceable assembly (WRA) diagnostics at the Organizational maintenance level, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new hardware/software system, Boundary Scan Enhanced Diagnostics (BSED). This proposed ruggedized system will utilize a combination of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and novel POC technologies to harness boundary scan techniques to existing functional built-in test (BIT) for vastly improved avionics system diagnostics to reduce WRA failure ambiguity to near 0%. The innovation in BSED is the system"s ability to use Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)-based boundary testing to collect information about physical faults at the component and trace levels for application to a system-level diagnostic function, thus increasing the likelihood of isolating a failed WRA beyond the point that traditional functional BIT can reach. In Phase I POC will investigate the electronic systems in use by the Navy and demonstrate the feasibility of BSED by utilizing commercially available hardware and a combination of commercial and custom software libraries to produce fault data compatible with Navy test equipment. In Phase II, POC plans to build and demonstrate a fully functional prototype system including a boundary scan controller device and associated cabling for a target Navy system.

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