State-of-the-Art Reconfigurable Board for Heterogeneous Computing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83595
Agency Tracking Number: 73089S03-I
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
28 Fieldstone Drive, Hooksett, NH, 03106
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joe Thompson
 (603) 512-9003
Business Contact
 Joe Thompson
Phone: (603) 512-9003
Research Institution
73089S03-I Software Radio, needed for national security applications, drives wide bandwidths (40-100 MHz) and therefore requires super-computing I/O and signal processing capabilities. General-purpose processors do not provide enough performance density to effectively address these applications, while Application Specific Integrated Circuits are costly and difficult to update. Therefore, this project will develop a state-of-the-art Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA)-based Reconfigurable Computing board, providing high-performance, high-density computing on a low-cost, multi-purpose board. Phase I will include initial systems studies and feasibility validations for the reconfigurable FPGA computing board, and then system simulations and models of at least one test application for Software Radio. Phase I will result in a complete block diagram, schematics, and camera ready layout for the proposed board, ready for construction in Phase II. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: In addition to surveillance applications (e.g., related to communications, high-performance computing, and sensor processing), the high-density, low-cost computing platform also should benefit medical and target recognition systems.

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