Advanced Analog-to-Digital Converter

Period of Performance: 03/18/2003 - 03/18/2005


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Mission Research Corp.
735 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Principal Investigator


Mission Research Corporation (MRC) proposes a program for the design and demonstration of a radiation-hardened advanced pipeline analog-to-digital converter suitable for space and terrestrial applications. Phase II activities include optimization and evaluation of a suitable amplifier, fabrication and evaluation of pipeline stage components, and fabrication and evaluation of an advanced analog-to-digital converter (AADC) prototype. The proposal is based on combining a low power 1.5-bit pipeline architecture with MRC's proprietary hardened-by-design (HBD) techniques and novel circuit design concepts. This effort will result in the development of a radiation-hardened AADC to meet DOD requirements for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems.