NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 S3.09-8581
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Command, Data Handling, and Electronics
PROPOSAL TITLE: Innoflight Middleware System (IMS)

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Innoflight, Inc.
9985 Pacific Heights Boulevard, Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92121 - 4712
(858) 638-1580

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Jonathan Wolff
jwolff@innoflight.com
9985 Pacific Heights Boulevard, Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92121 - 4712
(858) 638-1580 Extension :168

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
David Andaleon
dandaleon@innoflight.com
9985 Pacific Heights Boulevard, Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92121 - 4712
(858) 638-1580 Extension :160

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 3

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Command, Data Handling, and Electronics is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Space missions can benefit greatly from the use of the latest COTS processing technology in order to allow spacecraft to perform more onboard computation using less power. This trend has accelerated in recent years due to the explosion of low-power commercial processing technology driven by mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Many of these advanced devices contain multiple processing cores, and some are full System-on-Chip (SoC) parts that include GPU processor arrays or FPGA fabric.
However, while these COTS multi-core processors have tremendous capability, they are not designed to be tolerant to the radiation effects that are experienced in the space environment. One approach to increasing the reliability of COTS processors in space is to implement redundancy within the software framework. With this technique, the multiple cores in a processing device and even multiple independent computers can be operated in any combination of parallel processing (for enhanced performance) and redundantly (for enhanced reliability). For this proposed project, we plan to develop the Innoflight Middleware System (IMS) in order to provide this capability.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Central Processing Units and Payload Processing Units that utilize multi-core processors for all missions requiring moderate radiation tolerance to SEUs in environments ranging from Deep Space through MEO and HEO down to LEO.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
DoD and commercial missions requiring a smaller, lighter, and lower power CPU or payload processor with improved tolerance to radiation effects.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (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.)
Command & Control
Computer System Architectures
Development Environments
Operating Systems

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