NASA SBIR 2007 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 07-2 S3.01-8738
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX08CD60P
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Avionics and Electronics
PROPOSAL TITLE: Reliable High Performance Processing System (RHPPS)

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Coherent Logix, Inc.
1120 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, Bldg. 3, Suite 310
Austin, TX 78746 - 6460
(512) 382-8951

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
David Gibson
gibson@coherentlogix.com
1120 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., 3-310
Austin, TX 78746 - 6446
(512) 382-8950

Expected Technology Readiness Level (TRL) upon completion of contract: 8 to 9

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
NASA's exploration, science, and space operations systems are critically dependent on the hardware technologies used in their implementation. Specifically, the performance and deployment of autonomous and computationally-intensive capabilities for space based observatories, orbiters, autonomous landing and hazard avoidance, autonomous rendezvous and capture, robotics, relative navigation, and command, control and communications systems are directly dependent on the availability of radiation-tolerant, high-performance, reconfigurable and adaptable, energy-efficient processor technology.

Coherent Logix, Incorporated proposes to develop a radiation tolerant HyperX technology based processor to address these critical needs. This program will leverage more than $18M of previous investment by the Department of Defense. Building on the research done in Phase I, the Phase 2 program will develop the radiation hardened by design (RHBD) HyperX. This will be followed in Phase 3 by the completion and productization to a TRL 8/9 of a Radiation Tolerant HyperX Processor.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential NASA applications include processing for exploration, science, and space operations systems. Specific examples include space based observatories, orbiters, autonomous landing and hazard avoidance, autonomous rendezvous and capture, robotics, relative navigation, and command, control and communications systems.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential Non-NASA applications include high-reliability processing for automotive, aviation, and medical markets, among others.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
Architectures and Networks
Autonomous Control and Monitoring
Autonomous Reasoning/Artificial Intelligence
Computer System Architectures
Expert Systems
Guidance, Navigation, and Control
Highly-Reconfigurable
Intelligence
Manipulation
Mobility
On-Board Computing and Data Management
Portable Data Acquisition or Analysis Tools
Radiation-Hard/Resistant Electronics
Software Development Environments
Software Tools for Distributed Analysis and Simulation
Telemetry, Tracking and Control
Ultra-High Density/Low Power


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