Field Programmable Automation System (F-PAS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0112
Agency Tracking Number: 06SB2-0093
Amount: $98,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: SB062-006
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 152357393
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J. Downs
 Chief Science Officer
 (808) 221-2131
Business Contact
 Traci Downs
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (808) 382-0314
Research Institution
Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are vastly becoming a common platform providing specific high-speed processing for DoD applications. The problem however, is that the design cycle for a typical FPGA development is very time-consuming and convoluted in nature. This proposal examines the complexities that exist in a typical FPGA design flow and the need to simplify the process. Two improvements are proposed in Phase I. The first approach is to move towards a high-level design entry scheme to remove complications that exists in low-level hardware languages. The second approach is to implement an iterative automation system to optimize and mask the complexities in an FPGA design flow. F-PAS (Field-Programmable Automation System) is our proposed platform that utilizes these two approaches to significantly reduce development time.

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