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THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF HETEROJUNCTION DOUBLE BARRIER DIODES FOR LOGIC…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
6119
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6119
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Microtronics Assoc., Inc.
4516 Henry Street, Ste 403 Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF HETEROJUNCTION DOUBLE BARRIER DIODES FOR LOGIC APPLICATIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $352,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE USE OF LOGIC CIRCUITS EMPLOYING HETEROJUNCTION DOUBLE BARRIER DIODES WITH NEGATIVE DIFFERENTIAL RESISTANCE REGIONS WILL BE EXAMINED THEORETICALLY. SWITCHING TIME LIMITATIONS WILL BE ESTIMATED BASED ON CIRCUIT CONSIDERATIONS AND THE DEVICE ARCHITECTURE. FUNDAMENTAL LIMITATIONS ARISING FROM RIGOROUS UNITARITY BOUNDS AND DISPERSION EFFECTS INVOLVING QUANTUM MECHANICAL RESONANT TUNNELING TIME DELAY WILL BE INCLUDED. THE FUNDAMENTAL LIMIT CONSIDERATIONS ARE SUFFICENTLY GENERAL TO APPLY TO BARRIERS WITH ARBITRARY SHAPE. PRELIMINARY THEORETICAL ESTIMATES INDICATE THAT PICOSECOND OR SUBPICOSECOND SWITCHING TIMES MIGHT BE ACHIEVABLE WITH APPROPRIATELY DESIGNED AL(X)GA(1-X)AS/GAAS DEVICES. THESE SWITCHING TIMES ARE SO SHORT THAT IT BECOMES IMPORTANT TO EXAMINE ALL EFFECTS WHICH COULD LIMIT PERFORMANCE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Darryl D Coon
4126249080

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Microtronics Associates
4516 Henry St Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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