Modular, Fault-Tolerant Electronics Supporting Space Exploration

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNJ06JD46C
Agency Tracking Number: 053820
Amount: $69,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
AeroAstro Corporation
20145 Ashbrook Place, Ashburn, VA, 20147
DUNS: 605603984
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Seng
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 723-9800
Business Contact
 Kimberly Kohlhepp
Title: Business Official
Phone: (617) 451-8630
Research Institution
AeroAstro's innovative design approach for implementing reconfigurable electronics frees the spacecraft designer to concentrate on the mission at hand with significant assurance that single-point failures can be automatically corrected. It also uses dynamic reconfiguration to change circuit functions which will create the opportunity to conserve mass, volume, and power while providing capabilities that may have been valuable, but deemed to be less important or infrequently needed so that they could not justify dedicated hardware. The system operates at a much finer level of granularity than with other reconfigurable approaches, which increases not the only adaptability and versatility, but also reduces the redundancy required to assure the success of the mission. Unlike traditional approaches that employ redundant systems, there are no mass penalties, and affordability is achievable. Significant benefits include dramatic orders of magnitude reduction in mass, volume, and cost.

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