64MB+ Radiation-Hardened, Non-Volatile Memory for Space

Period of Performance: 07/18/2014 - 04/01/2015


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Alphacore, Inc.
398 S Mill Ave Ste 302
Tempe, AZ 85281
Principal Investigator

Research Topics


ABSTRACT: Alphacore and its research partner will perform radiation effect studies and radiation-hard circuit development on samples made out of the two existing resistive random access memory materials. Multiple cell type materials and several memory architectures will be investigated. One memory architecture is extremely promising for radiation hardened benefits. Select memory cells will be evaluated using TCAD simulations and irradiation testing during the course of the SBIR program. BENEFIT: Anticipated improvements to high density radiation hard NVM technology and the detailed radiation effect tests results conducted on commercial resistive memory products will be of immediate use in the field of space-based communication systems. The proposed research is an excellent match for high-performance micro-electronics products for the medical, scientific, communications and defense marketplaces.