Firmware Analysis Test System

Period of Performance: 11/26/2003 - 04/17/2005


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Colorado Engineering Inc.
1915 Jamboree Drive Array
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Principal Investigator


Colorado Engineering, Inc (CEI) is a small woman owned business with a wealth of engineering expertise in the development of ASICs, boards, software and systems for DOD combat, weapon and sensor systems. Timing critical firmware dependent systems, require state-of-the-art analysis tools for debug, timing analysis, modification, performance evaluation, utilization evaluation, etc. These tools would be invaluable in all phases of the program: development, production, installation and maintenance. They are rarely thought of in the development phases, but in the installation and maintenance phases the need is apparent. In Phase I of the proposed effort, CEI will complete the design of a firmware analysis test system for multi-processor systems. Proposed Phase I objectives include: discussions and reviews with the Navy project sponsors, meetings with Lockheed Martin Moorestown engineers, detailed system architecture design, detailed software architecture design, detailed hardware architecture design, hardware and software cost analysis, operating environment analysis, and development of a detailed Phase II plan. The Firmware Analysis Test System (FATS) will allow for detailed monitoring and analysis of multi-processor systems