Common Embedded Vehicle Network Diagnostics Interface Hardware

Period of Performance: 08/19/2015 - 05/23/2016


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

New Wave Design and Verification, LLC
4301 Highway 7, Suite 190
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


ABSTRACT:New Wave Design & Verification proposes to design and simulate an IEEE-1394b System-on-a-Chip core that provides aircraft network administrators the ability to diagnose issues, provide statistics, and troubleshoot nodes efficiently. Implementation of the IEEE-1394 controller in programmable logic will also provide the opportunity to fix/modify several aspects of the current protocol implementation that cause aircraft to be grounded due to network unavailability. Building a SoC based IEEE-1394 network controller provides current and future programs with an opportunity to reduce manual diagnostic costs, increase network availability, and provide better insight into network operations.BENEFIT:Development of an embedded SoC based core for IEEE-1394 will provide better network availability for avionics platforms, while significantly reducing diagnostic costs and preventing grounded vehicles. This core also offers the ability to reduce the size and power footprint of current and future 1394 nodes. The core will be offered by New Wave Design & Verification to both military and commercial users.