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Design Modified Commercial CMOS for MDA IR FPAs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
91524
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-013-0482
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Black Forest Engineering, LLC
9348 Grand Cordera Parkway, Suite 200 Colorado Springs, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Design Modified Commercial CMOS for MDA IR FPAs
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-09-C-0079
Award Amount: $99,912.00
 

Abstract:

Missile Defense Agency (MDA) requires high performance, high sensitivity and low noise infrared sensors for space based sensing applications that operate in environments where radiation hardness is essential to mission operation. Radiation hard by design (RHBD) readout integrated circuits (ROICs) decrease the overall cost of focal plane arrays (FPAs) by exploiting existing commercial foundries rather than relying on increasingly scarce and costly "proven" foundries that offer radiation hard by process (RHBP). Commercial CMOS fabricated with thick silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers will provide exceptional radiation performance to total dose (> 300kRads (Si) with both ionizing and nuclear particles) and mitigate single-event upsets and latch-up. The RHBD concept utilizes enclosed gate NFET layout and adaptive bias to optimize circuit performance for infrared FPAs operating at cryogenic temperatures.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Gaalema
President
7195939501
sgaalema@bfe.com

Business Contact:

Vivian McDonald
Office Manager
7195939501
vmcdonald@bfe.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BLACK FOREST ENGINEERING, LLC
12930 Morris Trail Colorado Springs, CO 80908

EIN/Tax ID: 010700219
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No