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Power Solutions for Integrated Anti-Tamper Technologies

Award Information

Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 08-041
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Small Business Information
950 Danby Road Suite 139 Ithaca, NY 14850
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Power Solutions for Integrated Anti-Tamper Technologies
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-10-C-0086
Award Amount: $999,978.00


Widetronix is commercializing betavoltaic batteries that produce nA to uA's of current continuously for 3 to 100 years. In addition to meeting desired AT operational lifetimes (>25 years), these continuous power generators have high energy density potential enabling integration with ultra low-power microelectronics. In this proposed Phase II effort, Widetronix will demonstrate integration of Cornell's ultra-low power micro-controller (SNAP) powered by a Widetronix 2 uW betavoltaic device. The phase II scope of work focuses on the following areas facilitate integration of these technologies: Isotope - Develop isotope supply chain that maximizes power output and stability and provides a scalable pathway to volume manufacturing. Semiconductor - optimize betavoltaic to specific isotopes by developing advanced modeling and testing protocols leading to a high volume manufacturing process. Packaging - Develop MILSPEC packaging strategies that minimizes footprint while enabling integration of betavoltaic and SNAP microprocessor. Integration -demonstrate betavoltaic device & SNAP processor on common printed circuit board with inputs for AT sensor with programmed AT functionality. This Phase II effort will result in a fully MILSPEC certified product enabling autonomous intelligence for AT sensors. First sales are anticipated in 2011 to defense contractors and 2013 in commercial sectors.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher Thomas
Chief Technology Officer

Business Contact:

Jonathan Greene
Chief Executive Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Langmuir Laboratory 95 Brown Road - Box 1039 Ithaca, NY 14850

EIN/Tax ID: 141890839
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No