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Superconducting Digital Multiplexers for Sensor Arrays

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66929
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
022457
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HYPRES. Inc.
175 Clearbrook Road Elmsford, NY 10523-1109
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Superconducting Digital Multiplexers for Sensor Arrays
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS3-03044
Award Amount: $69,727.00
 

Abstract:

Large arrays of cryogenic microbolometers and other cryogenic detectors will be used for infrared imaging in future space observatories. If the signal from the sensors is amplified, multiplexed, and digitized using superconducting electronics, then this data can be efficiently read out to room temperature with a minimum of noise and thermal load. HYPRES will develop an integrated system based on SQUID amplifiers, a high-resolution analog-to-digital converter (ADC) based on RSFQ (rapid single flux quantum) logic, and a clocked RSFQ multiplexer. The ADC and SQUIDs have already been developed for other projects, so this work will focus on demonstrating the perfomance of the digital multiplexer, starting with a 3x3 prototype for Phase I.

Principal Investigator:

Alan M. Kadin
Principal Investigator
9145921190
kadin@hypres.com

Business Contact:

Ed Kulinski
VP Finance & Administration
9145921190
ekulinski@hypres.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HYPRES, Inc.
175 Clearbrook Rd Elmsford, NY 10523

EIN/Tax ID: 133170343
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No