NASA SBIR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- H6.22-5558
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Deep Neural Net and Neuromorphic Processors for In-Space Autonomy and Cognition
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Resistive Deep Learning Neuromorphic Processors
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Brisk Computing, LLC
1191 Red Ash Court
Centerville, OH 45458
(937) 765-7742

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Dr. Chris Yakopcic
E-mail:
cyakopcic@gmail.com
Address:
1191 Red Ash Ct Centerville, OH 45458 - 4763
Phone:
(412) 916-7825

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Dr. Tarek Taha
E-mail:
ttaha@ieee.org
Address:
1191 Red Ash Ct Centerville, OH 45458 - 4763
Phone:
(937) 765-7742
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 4
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms have many applications in satellites and are generally quite compute intensive. The objective of this work is to develop highly Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) efficient neuromorphic processors that can run AI algorithms. We will develop resistive crossbar neuromorphic processors, with the primary target being deep learning algorithms. We plan to process various types of signals very efficiently – these include sensor and cognitive communication applications. The key outcomes of the work will be the processor design, processor performance metrics on various applications, and software for the processor.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

Potential NASA applications include various deep learning tasks on satellites. These include processing sensor outputs and classifying communication modulations. Additionally, the developed system be used for UAVs.
 

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

The non-NASA market would be primarily for edge processing, where power is highly limited. The market includes both the DoD and the commercial market. DoD applications include cognitive communications, sensor processing, and cognitive decision making. Commercial applications include communications systems, automobiles, consumer electronics, and robots.

Duration: 6

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