Awards

$99.6K

Diamond Technology High Temperature Electronics Radiation Hardened Interceptor Communications

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Vanderbilt University

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA07-T010
Budget: 08/30/07 - 02/28/08
PI: Dr. Glenn T. Hess

The goal of this program is to develop high-speed interceptor communications solutions that are hardened to space and nuclear radiation, including high altitude nuclear explosions (HANEs). As part of this program, AET will specifically investigate the use of advanced diamond technology for communications applications. The approach of AET, Inc. i...

$120K

Multifunctional Nanoscale Sensor Development for Cognitive Missiles

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A06-036
Budget: 12/07/06 - 10/20/07
PI: Dr. Thomas J. Sanders

The primary objective of this SBIR program is the development of approaches that provides for passive and active circuit component manufacturing to be used in missiles and other air vehicle multifunctional skin applications. The approach of AET, Inc. is to develop nanoscale sensors that can be integrated with a silicon-based integrated circuit ...

$589K

Development of Nuclear Event Detection and Circumvention Controller Technology

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N04-152
Budget: 12/14/05 - 12/13/07
PI: Dr. Thomas J. Sanders

The thrust of this Phase II program is to develop a nuclear event detector and circumvention controller (NEDCC) system that will be used onboard the US Navy Fleet Ballistic Missile upgrade program. To optimize the performance and reliability of the NEDCC, two options will be pursued during the Phase II program. The lowest risk option will inclu...

$99.4K

Development of Nuclear Event Detection and Circumvention Controller Technology

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N04-152
Budget: 05/14/04 - 11/13/04
PI: Dr. Thomas J. Sanders

In this proposal we discuss several potential approaches to solutions of the current problems associated with transient gamma radiation circumvention in US Navy electronic systems. AET, Inc. proposes a comprehensive and cost-effective solution to the nuclear event circumvention problem, with wide application in US Navy strategic systems. Th...

$69.7K

Infrared Materials Modeling for Next Generation Focal Plane Architectures

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Florida Institute of Technology

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA03T-002
Budget: 07/25/03 - 01/25/04
PI: Dr. Thomas J. Sanders

This proposal is a response to the request by the United States Missile Defense Agency for Infrared Materials Modeling for Next Generation Focal Plane Architectures. We will create an improved model for infrared (IR) material growth structures used in HgCdTe IR focal plane arrays. Models should address the material processes needed for fabrica...

$69.9K

Innovative Manufacturing Processes - Cost Trade-offs for Radiation Hardened Integrated Circuits

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA03-049
Budget: 07/23/03 - 01/23/04
PI: Dr. Thomas J. Sanders

The greatest problem that the government has in securing integrated circuits that meet its radiation hardness requirement is the extremely high cost of these parts. The cost per unit is primarily driven by two factors, unique processing requirements and low volume. Unique processes arise from the fact that many process steps used in commercial...

$99.8K

Single Event Transient Soft Error Rate Prediction in Integrated Circuits

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF01-026
Budget: 04/23/01 - 04/12/02
PI: Dr. Glenn T. Hess

Single event transient (SET) effects on combinational logic have not been widely studied because they have been deemed less important than logic circuits until the advent of deep sub-micron technologies. These new circuits tend to be more sensitive to SET because of the higher operating speeds and higher clock rates, and the smaller transis...

$98.8K

Novel Solution for Radiation Hardened DSP Circuits

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF00-052
Budget: 04/07/00 - 04/10/01
PI: Dr. Glenn T. Hess

This SBIR program will give the US Air Force the capability to have several differentvendors designing and fabricating high performance DSP chips which are hardened to nuclear radiation. Few rad-hard DSP chips exist at this time and no IC vendors havethe ability (or interest) to produce them. Without rad-hard DSP circuits, military satellites ...

$749K

Automated Testing of Reusable ADA Software Components

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A97-008
Budget: 05/03/99 - 05/03/01
PI: Dr. Glen T. Hess

Component-based development is a growing trend in the software industry and there is every indication that this is the way software systems will be built in the 21st century. In fact, it is arguable that the only way to build large and ultra-reliable software systems is through reuse of pre-built and pre-tested components. Among the many researc...

$684K

FPA Simulator Model for Optimization of Performance and Cost

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A96-081
Budget: 06/09/98 - 06/09/00
PI: Dr. Glenn T. Hess

To improve device performance and operation, many focal plane array's (FPA) are using heterojunction HgCdTe devices. The Us Army has Identified the need for extending existing heterojunction device physic models to a 3-D EPA process and device models. This proposal describes the work, to develop a product around a model for detector devices th...

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