Architectures/Algorithms/Tools for Ultra-Low Power, Compact EVA Digital Radio

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX09CE23P
Agency Tracking Number: 085387
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: O1.04
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
UniRF Technologies Inc
13899 Malcom Ave, Saratoga, CA, CA, 95070-5313
DUNS: 828259825
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sanjiv Rai
 Principal Investigator
 (203) 604-6333
 s.r@unirf.com
Business Contact
 Sanjiv Rai
Title: Business Official
Phone: (203) 604-6333
Email: s.r@unirf.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The EVA digital radio imposes tight constraints on power consumption, latency, throughput, form factor, reconfigurability, single event upset and fault tolerance, and security. This requires a complete rethink on the digital radio architecture. We propose such an architecture called CHANDRA that exploits a cycle-by-cycle reconfigurable FPGA that is based on state-of-the-art double-gate CMOS and nano RAM technology. In order to make the FPGA, and hence CHANDRA, ultra-low power, we will investigate various FinFET implementations, 3D architectures, and dynamic power/QoS management techniques. This will be aided by the presence of nano RAMs, such as NRAMS, MRAMs, PCMs and embedded DRAMS, for on-chip configuration and data storage. The FPGA will be implemented with the currently used chip fabrication technology: photo-lithography. We propose to map novel non-GPS relative location-aware algorithm based on a hybrid distributed localization concept, multimode protocol functioning for voice (VoIP), video, data transmission, and run digital radio applications starting from the simulation level to relevant environment demonstration towards providing the miniaturized EVA Digital Radio.

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