NASA SBIR 2006 Solicitation


SUBTOPIC TITLE:Long Duration Command and Data Handling for Harsh Environments
PROPOSAL TITLE:Radiation Hard Space Wire Gigabit Ethernet Compatible Transponder

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
27 Via Porto Grande
Rancho Palos Verdes , CA 90275-2049
(310) 377-6029

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Vladimir   Katzman
27 Via Porto Grande
Rancho Palos Verdes , CA  90275-2049
(310) 377-6029

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT ( Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Current and future programs of near-Earth and deep space exploration performed by NASA and Department of Defense require the development of reconfigurable, high-speed intra-satellite interconnect systems based on switching fabric active backplane architecture with high-speed serial interfaces. Electrical and/or optical transponders operating with Space Wire, Fire Wire, or Gigabit Ethernet protocols are required to support the associated data interconnects. The systems must be easily upgradeable, power-efficient, fault-tolerant, EMI-protected, and capable to operate effectively for long periods of time in harsh environmental conditions including radiation effects. To address the described needs, Advanced Science and Novel Technology Company proposes to develop a basic concept of the novel, optical, radiation-tolerant transponder, which will be implemented as a hermetically-sealed pigtailed multi-chip module with an FPGA-friendly parallel interface and will feature an improved radiation tolerance, high data rate, low power consumption, and advanced functionality. The transponder will utilize the company's patent-pending current-mode logic library of radiation-hardened-by-architecture cells. 8B10B encoding will be used to achieve data disparity equal to 0 and perform a reliable clock recovery. The encoder and decoder will utilize the company's patented half-rate architecture that improves radiation tolerance. The proposed characteristics will be achieved by utilization of an advanced SiGe BiCMOS technology.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The proposed approach promises a significant improvement of radiation tolerance and EMI protection of intra-spacecraft data transferring systems. It will also deliver the improved functionality required in homeland security and defense systems, as well as in all air-borne vehicles used by NASA, Air Force, and Missile Defense Agency.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The developed product will have many different applications, such as next generation of long-hole fiber optics communications, ultra-high-speed measurement instrumentation, next generation of SBR, CDROM testing system, next generation of wireless ground stations, and a variety of other applications.

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