Advanced Solid State Memory Conversion with Advance On-board Test Capability

Period of Performance: 05/24/2012 - 05/24/2013

$376K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Mustang Technology Group, L.p.
690 K Ave
Plano, TX -
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Mustang Technology Group, LP, presents an innovative, modular FPGA-based data recording system which offers radical improvements over current offerings for tactical data recorders. The FPGA-based approach delivers an initial order of magnitude increase in capability and allows for frequent, drop-in upgrades in storage capacity and performance as commercial technology advances. The modular daughter-card approach allows low-cost development per sensor interface for legacy and future systems as well as ground processing platforms. The FPGA s inherent flexibility allows implementation of current and future interfaces and standards, such as STANAG-4575, gigabit Ethernet, RS-422, SATA, and PCI Express. By incorporating the latest advanced commercial technologies and a modular mechanical design we significantly reduce the SWaP profile and allow for rapid, low-cost customization of the data recorder on a per-sensor/system basis. Finally, all these benefits are delivered with an order of magnitude decrease in cost compared to current tactical data recorders.