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Doing Business As Name:University of Tennessee Chattanooga
  • Mina Sartipi
  • (423) 425-4431
  • Stephen D Craven
Award Date:09/09/2009
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 469,064
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 469,064
  • FY 2009=$469,064
Start Date:09/01/2009
End Date:09/30/2013
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.070
Primary Program Source:040101 RRA RECOVERY ACT
Award Title or Description:CPS: Small: RUI: CPS Foundations in Computation and Communication
Federal Award ID Number:0932113
DUNS ID:003501095
Parent DUNS ID:003387891
Program:CPS-Cyber-Physical Systems

Awardee Location

Street:615 McCallie Avenue
Awardee Cong. District:03

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Street:615 McCallie Avenue
Cong. District:03

Abstract at Time of Award

This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) The objective of this research is considering security and timing as primary concerns, re-envisioning computer architecture and network algorithms to provide a robust foundation for CPS. The approach is rethinking the hardware and software divide, providing true process concurrency and isolation. Extending these benefits to the communication network so integral to CPS, multicast and security innovations that consider CPS constraints will be proposed. This project will provide computational and communication foundations for CPS through the following tasks. (1) An open source hardware design will be created. Abandoning the error-prone paradigm of shared memory communication, Precision Timed (PRET) processors for dataflow computations will be extended. (2) The hardware/software interface will be investigated specifically for PRET architectures. (3) A routing algorithm considering the CPS constraints will be investigated. The constraints include efficiency, adaptability, scalability, simplicity, and security. (4) Distributed Source Coding for CPS applications will be studied with focus on challenges from small packet sizes in these applications. This project will engage the community and students in multiple grades and institutions, through the following undertakings. (1) A package for education and research in CPS will be assembled. This package and the material from this project in the form of tutorials, publications, and curriculum will be available to other institutions. (2) New courses will be created integrating research results into education. (3) A diverse group of students including women and minorities will be recruited. (4) Two applications will be implemented in the fields of medical devices and emergency response.

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