Improved Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-10-M-2084
Agency Tracking Number: F093-174-0720
Amount: $99,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-174
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
22 Salisbury Way, Farmington, CT, 06032
DUNS: 616206947
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bhal Tulpule
 (860) 269-8148
Business Contact
 Bhal Tulpule
Title: President
Phone: (860) 269-8148
Research Institution
The continuing demand for improving the capabilities of Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) systems while reducing their size, weight and cooling requirements has led to investigations of alternate architectures and electronic devices for the next generation of advanced propulsion systems. The feasibility of using available Silicon On Insulator (SOI) technology devices that can operate in high temperature environments for the development of intelligent nodes in a distributed architecture FADEC system that does not require cooling has been established. The miniaturization of SOI technology devices into a System On a Chip (SOC) is the essential and next logical step for the transition of this technology into production ready components and building blocks for the benefit of all FADEC system developers and users. The proposed SOC for FADEC is a high temperature capable, modular, scalable and flexible SOI device that can be reconfigured in software and used for implementing an intelligent node for interfacing with most classes of sensors found in FADEC systems. The device can also be scaled up for use in a FADEC computer for interfacing with multiple sensors and actuators. The SOC is therefore the key enabling device for the realization of advanced FADEC systems or aerospace applications with demanding requirements for size, weight and thermal cooling. BENEFIT: The successful development of the high temperature capable SOC solution for FADEC is anticipated to significantly reduce the size, weight and cooling requirement for the next generation of distributed as well as centralized FADEC systems. The flexibility and scalability of the SOC device should lead to significant potential commercial applications in the military, commercial engine and aerospace applications as well as the oil exploration and stationery power markets.

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