NASA STTR 2006 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER:06 T4.01-9828
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE:Earth Science Sensors and Instruments
PROPOSAL TITLE:Flight Lossless Data Compression Electronics

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC): RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
NAME: ICs NAME:University of Idaho
ADDRESS:2600-A East Seltice Way #234 ADDRESS:URO/PO Box 443020
CITY:Post Falls CITY:Moscow, Idaho
STATE/ZIP:ID  83854-7941 STATE/ZIP:ID  83844-3020
PHONE: (208) 755-8990 PHONE: (208) 885-5154

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name,Email)
Gary   Maki
maki@cambr.uidaho.edu

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT ( Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The proposed work seeks to drastically increase the capability of the lossless data compression technology embedded in the currently used flight part known as USES (Universal Source Encoder for Space). USES met the CCSDS 121-0-B 1 recommendation. New advances to the lossless data compression electronic technology which advances the current flight electronics device:

? Increase quantization levels to 32 bits; the current device supports only 15 bits.

? Support multi-frequency simultaneous inputs, at least three to represent color inputs.

? Increase speed from 20 MSamples/sec to 200 M Samples/sec

? Realize in a radiation tolerant 0.25 micron CMOS process

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Image Data compression for future satellite missions.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ( Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Lossless data compression for medical Image data. Important that no data is compressed out of medical images.

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
Data Acquisition and End-to-End-Management
Data Input/Output Devices
On-Board Computing and Data Management
Radiation-Hard/Resistant Electronics


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