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Company Information:

Company Name:
NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRONICS, INC.
Address:
11409 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN
Phone:
(952) 996-1610
URL:
N/A
EIN:
411424202
DUNS:
114264351
Number of Employees:
45
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $6,880,342.00 93
SBIR Phase II $29,467,616.00 50
STTR Phase I $434,974.00 5
STTR Phase II $1,017,379.00 2

Award List:

HIGHLY MAGNETORESISTIVE THIN FILM MULTILAYERS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,978.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James M Daughton , President
Abstract:
The objective of this proposed program is to synthesize a thin film multilayer composite material with a very large magnetoresistive effect - up to ten times the 2.5% magnetoresistance ratio of permalloy materials used today. a recent french publication(1) described a composite fecr multilayer with… More

SOLID STATE DIGITAL VOICE/DATA RECORDER

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,937.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James M Daughton
Abstract:
Magnetoresistive random access memory (mram) is used to create a very reliable nonvolatile recording device concept suitable for storing at lest 15 minutes of aircraft flight data along with one channel of voice communications, and to design and build a brassboard recording device to demonstrate the… More

ULTRA-DENSE MAGNETORESISTIVE MASS MEMORY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$47,919.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James M. Daughton , President
Abstract:
N/a

MAGNETORESISTIVE/HCTS MEMORY CELL FOR SUPERCOMPUTER MASS MEMORY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,267.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James M Daughton , President
Abstract:
N/a

ULTRA-DENSE MAGNETORESISTIVE MASS MEMORY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$492,143.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James M. Daughton , President
Abstract:
The proposed concept is an ultra-dense magnetoresistive mass memory with an access time of a few microseconds, 100 mbytes/second data rates, and high reliability due to the inherent reliability of magnetic storage with no moving parts. the mass memory requires no standby power and can beradiation… More

MAGNETORESISTIVE/HCTS MEMORY CELL FOR SUPERCOMPUTER MASS MEMORY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$215,851.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James M Daughton , President
Abstract:
This research will show feasibility for a new memory cell using magnetic films and high critical temperature superconductors (hcts) which is particularly suitable for supercomputer mass memories. magnetoresistive random accessmemory (mram) technology has projected densities in excess of 10(8)… More

IN-PLACE DATA RECORDER FOR AIRCRAFT TRANSPARENCY SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,655.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
George F Denehy Jr , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

Controlled Anti-Ferromagnetic Coupling in Giant Magnetoresistance Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,610.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
James M. Daughton
Abstract:
N/a

Nanometer Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,519.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Kurt E. Spears
Abstract:
N/a

IN-PLACE DATA RECORDER FOR AIRCRAFT TRANSPARENCY SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$595,666.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
George F Denehy Jr , Principal Investigator
Abstract:
By utilizmg magnetoresistive random access memory (mram) in combination with sensor technologies, nve will design a complete data gathering and storage system for aircraft transparency systems which will record operational data during flight as well as during shipping and storage. fabrication and… More

Controlled Anti-Ferromagnetic Coupling in Giant Magnetoresistance Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$285,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
James M. Daughton
Abstract:
The measurement of infrared spectra can develop the composition and temperature of a target object. It can also determine the concentration of gases along a measurement path, or the size of particles or thin films. An excellent way to rapidly obtain spectra is with a Fourier Transform Infrared… More

Nanometer Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$275,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Kurt E. Spears
Abstract:
New cell concepts using better magnetoresistive material will make Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) denser for the same lithography than other semiconductor solid state memories such as DRAM, EEPROM, and flash, while retaining the advantages of both nonvolatility (saving data with no… More

INTEGRATED MULTI-TRACK GMR READ/WRITE HEAD WIT CMOS-SOS CIRCUITRY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,677.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Arthur V Pohm
Abstract:
N/a

Core Memory Replacement Using MRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,833.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Arthur V. Pohm
Abstract:
Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) provides a magnetic core memory replacement that is the ideal spacequalifiable memory. Core is no longer suited to space applications because of its large form factor, weight, low density and high power requirements. MRAM is a semiconductor based memory… More

High Speed MRAM Using Giant Magnetoresistance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Arthur V. Pohm
Abstract:
Using newly discovered Giant Magnetoresistance Ratio (GMR) materials, a Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) will be designed which is speed competitive with and denser than semiconductor Static RAM. The higher GMRs of 6% to 8% compared with 2% magnetoresistance for previously used materials… More

TRULY UNCOUPLED SPIN VALVE MATERIAL

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,975.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James M Daughton
Abstract:
Spin valve materials have great application potential in magnetoresistive random access memory (mram), tape or disk read heads, and magnetic field sensors. however, positive coupling between the two magnetic layers is always present in so-called "uncoupled" spin valve materials today and presents a… More

LOW MAGNETIC FIELD SENSING DEVICE

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,480.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James M Daughton
Abstract:
A novel magnetic field sensing device which uses the magnetic stray field from a neel wall in a soft (low coercivity) magnetic thin film to bias a giant magnetoresistance ratio (gmr) sensor layer, thereby providing a high resistance change in the sensor layer with a low applied field is being… More

MAGNETORESISTIVE WAFER SCALE MEMORY WITH ON BOARD SEARCH/CACHE FUNCTIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,163.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Arthur V Pohm
Abstract:
N/a

Low Cost Writeable RFID Tag with MRAM Memory

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,931.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Brown
Abstract:
N/a

Giant Magnetoresistive Field Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,452.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
James Daughton
Abstract:
N/a

INTEGRATED MULTI-TRACK GMR READ/WRITE HEAD WIT CMOS-SOS CIRCUITRY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,980.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Arthur V Pohm
Abstract:
An integrated multitrack read/write head and associated circuitry suitable for high performance (100 mhz), ultrahigh density (2x10(9) bits/in(2)) recording is being designed. the magnetoresistive sensor uses giant magnetoresistance ratio (gmr) material, which provides a much higher signal (about ten… More

MAGNETORESISTIVE WAFER SCALE MEMORY WITH ON BOARD SEARCH/CACHE FUNCTIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,980.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Arthur V Pohm
Abstract:
Wafer scale, nonvolatile, magnetoresistive memories with parallel search capability and caching capability, are being analyzed and experimentally verified. because magnetoresistive memories are nonvolatile, very dense, very fast if bit area is increased, and are fast reading and writing without… More

Pinning-Layer Materials for Spin Valve Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,934.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
James M. Daughton , President
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will study the use of antiferromagnetic oxide materials with high Neel temperatures as pinning materials for spin-valve structures based on the giant magnetoresistance (GMR) effect. Reactive sputtering with a mixture of Argon and Oxygen will… More

Integrated GMR Solid State Relay

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,922.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James Daughton
Abstract:
N/a

Novel Specular Giant Magnetoresistive Material

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,949.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James Daughton
Abstract:
N/a

Magnetically Coupled Electronics Isolator Using Giant Magnetoresistance Ratio Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,961.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James M. Daughton , President
Abstract:
N/a

Giant Magnetoresistive Tunneling Transistor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,865.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Russell Beech
Abstract:
N/a

Giant Magnetoresistive Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,797.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James M. Daughton
Abstract:
N/a

Low Cost Writeable RFID Tag with MRAM Memory

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$352,627.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Jay Brown
Abstract:
Wireless communications with RFID tags is used for numerous tracking and identification purposes, with many new applications on the horizon. Unfortunately, low cost tages are handicapped by read-only capabilities. This limits their potential applications base, particularly in private/secure… More

Giant Magnetoresistive Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,989.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
James M. Daughton
Abstract:
Giant Magnetoresistive Ratio (GMR) materials will be used to model, specify, and design monolithic magnetic field sensors for detecting motion of ferromagnetic bodies and low magnetic fields. Magnetic fields in the 10-8 to 10 gauss are of primary interest. Three kinds of GMR multilayers will be… More

Giant Magnetoresistive Field Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,873.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
James Daughton
Abstract:
Magnetic field sensors are currently in widespread use in military, industrial, and automotive applications. They are currently used in automobile distributors and anti-skid braking systems, and are proposed for vehicle location (wheel sensor) in IVHS systems. The utility and performance of these… More

SBIR PHASE I: Narrow Width Giant Magnetoresistance Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,995.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James Daughton
Abstract:
N/a

PRECISION GMR PROXIMITY SENSORS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,981.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
John M. Anderson , Staff Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

Magnetically Coupled Electronics Isolator Using Giant Magnetoresistance Ratio Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,946.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
James M. Daughton , President
Abstract:
N/a

High Temperature GMR Multilayers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,975.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
John Anderson
Abstract:
N/a

High Density Shock Survivable Microelectronics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,968.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Sinclair
Abstract:
N/a

High Temperature GMR Multilayers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$399,756.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
John Anderson
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I proposal will demonstrate the feasibility of high temperature giant magnetoresistive (GMR) multilayers. GMR multilayers currently offer the most commercial-ready materials for magentic sensor and memory applications, and NVE has released a line of sensors using these materials. … More

High Density Shock Survivable Microelectronics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,869.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Sinclair
Abstract:
A packaging system and process for minimizing the volume of shock hardened components will be designed and developed. Different multi-chip module (MCM) approaches will be investigated including laminate (MCM-L), ceramic (MCM-C), deposited thin film (MCM-D), and hybrids of the two (MCM-C/D). In… More

Hard Target Influence Fuzing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,542.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Sinclair
Abstract:
Different influence fuzing technologies for detection and classification of heavy vehicles will be investigated including acoustic and magnet with various hardening techniques. Sensor influence due to heavy machinery through a thick steel bomb body will be studied to improve sensitivity and… More

Escape System Data Recorder

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,987.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Sinclair
Abstract:
An on-board data acquisition system will be designed to provide quantitative analysis of aircrew mishaps as well as fully evaluate ejection seat performance. A small, low cost , light weight , and self contained data recording system will be developed to measure a full six degree-of-freedom… More

Intelligent Solid State Switching

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,777.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
John Stokes
Abstract:
This project will develop a single integrated intelligent solid state relay utilizing Giant magnetoresistive (GMR) material and advanced solid state power devices. GMR resistors can passively measure the magnetic fields generated by the current through the switch and provide negative feedback to on… More

Integrated Spin Dependent Hot-Electron Transistor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$59,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Mark Tondra
Abstract:
The objective of this Phase I project is to demonstrate, using a process compatible with mass production, a new type of magnetic metal-base transistor by combining the giant magnetoresistance (GMR) effect with semiconductor technology. The resulting transistor device will have the potential to be… More

Integrated GMR Solid State Relay

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,935.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
James Daughton
Abstract:
N/a

SBIR Phase I: Novel Material for Giant Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (GMRAM)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,983.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Brenda Everitt
Abstract:
N/a

Electronic Maintenance of Equipment Identification and Configuration Data

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Kevin A. Jones
Abstract:
The best method with which to store and retrieve equipment identification and configuration data is to do so electronically. The current systems that are in place allow misinterpretation and transposition of data due to human-induced errors during conversion from printed form to electronic form. … More

High Temperature Spin-Dependent Tunneling Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Dexin Wang
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of making Spin-Dependent Tunneling (SDT) materials with high temperature durability. These SDT materials will withstand the temperatures encountered during chip packaging and in standard CMOS back end… More

Giant Magnetoresistance Sensors for Electronic Fuzes

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,946.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Russell Beech
Abstract:
The proposed research program will develop and demonstrate two giant magnetoresistance magnetic sensors for electronic fuzing: one sensor, which will detect gun tube exit of a projectile, will be for safety and arming of a non-spinning projectile, and the other sensor, a spin counter, will count… More

Damage Detection in Aircraft Using Giant Magnetoresistance Sensors and Remote Field Eddy Current Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,945.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Catherine A. Nordman
Abstract:
We propose the development of an improved crack and corrosion detection system for hidden defects in multilayered metal structures typical of aircraft. Remote field eddy current (RFEC) techniques will be combined with an array of sensitive, broadband, giant magnetoresistance (GMR) sensors to detect… More

Mechanically Hard, Event Recorder with Nonvolatile Memory

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,958.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Sinclair
Abstract:
A data recording system will be designed that will be smaller than the recorders presently available and contain high speed nonvolatile memory to guard against data loss when power fails. Various nonvolatile memory technologies will be investigated including a new memory technology called MRAM… More

High Speed Spin Valve Magnetoresistive Isolated Signal Transceiver

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,808.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Erik Lange
Abstract:
The challenge of reliable, high speed data transfer between subsystems on spacecraft can be more easily met when subsystems are elctrically isolated. This program will show the feasibility of a high speed, low power isolated digital transceiver device based on spin valve magnetoresistive isolation… More

Miniaturized Manipulator Sensing System Using GMR Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,917.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Integrated Electronics for Vertical (CPP) GMR MRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,961.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
John Anderson
Abstract:
N/a

Digital Signal Processing Circuit with Embedded Reprogrammable Nonvolatile Memory

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,974.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert Sinclair
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,958.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Mark Tondra
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,542.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert A Sinclair
Abstract:
N/a

Onboard Smart Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,917.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert Sinclair
Abstract:
N/a

Integrated Electronics for Vertical (CPP) GMR MRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,783.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
John M. Anderson
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Sinclair
Abstract:
Not Available Spire proposes to make resonant optical cavity (ROC) photodiodes shaped in the form of a transmission line with an upper transparent conductor plate, incorporating the photodiode junction capacitance as part of the transmission line, lowering this limit to the photodiode speed. The… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$619,455.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Sinclair
Abstract:
N/a

Onboard Smart Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$679,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Sinclair
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$75,000.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Carl Smith, Senior Physicist
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$120,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Catherine Nordman
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,959.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Catherine Nordman, Design Engineer
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,900.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
John M. Anderson
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,942.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl Smith, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Erik Lange
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,884.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Erik Lange
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Robert L. Wells, Senior Physicist
Research Institution:
MINT, UNIV. OF ALABAMA
RI Contact:
Robert L. Wells
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Dexin Wang
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,934.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
John Anderson
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,837.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Mark Tondra
Abstract:
N/a

Innovative Image Reconstruction for Wide Field-of-View Anisoplanatic Imaging through Turbulence

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,715.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
John Anderson, Program Manager
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project,

High Speed Valve

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Catherine Nordman, Design Engineer
Abstract:
Spin-dependent-tunneling (SDT) sensors are emerging as a microelectronics-based magnetic-sensor technology for the broadband detection of low-level fields produced by objects such as military or commercial vehicles. The sensors offer the potential of smallsize, low cost, low power, and low-field… More

High Speed Digital Bus Isolator for Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
John Myers, Vice President, Isolators
Abstract:
NVE will produce and package IC's that monolithically integrate their existing high speed GMR signal isolator silicon into a prototype 800 Mbits/sec. 8 bit transceiver. Commercial high speed data bus interfaces between subsystems such as IEEE 1284 andIEEE 1194 have not been galvanically isolated… More

High Speed Linear Spin-Valve Sensors for Analog Isolator Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$97,780.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Zhenghong Qian, ThinFilmMagneticsEngineer
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate two types of linear spin-valve sensors with excellent linearity and sensitivity as well as optimized bias points, and will also demonstrate the feasibility of their application inanalog isolator devices. The first type of… More

Radiation-Hardened Non-Volatile RAM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,115.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert Sinclair, Senior Staff Engineer
Abstract:
Nonvolatile memories, including Magneto Resistive Random Access Memory (MRAM), have limitations in speed, density, power, and manufacturability which limits their use in commercial and space applications. A unique nonvolatile memory architecture has beeninvented by NVE using a patent pending Spin… More

High Speed Digital Bus Isolator for Space

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
John Myers, Vice President of Isolato
Abstract:
NVE will produce and package IC's that monolithically integrate high speed GMR signal isolators into prototype high-speed 74245 type transceivers and 74573 type logic latches. Commercial high-speed data bus interfaces between microcontroller basedsubsystems have not been galvanically isolated due… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,993.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop prototype Spin Dependent Tunneling (SDT) devices by combining high-speed magnetic thin films and low-RC SDT structures achieved in Phase I. These devices will be fabricated using standard microelectronic photolithography… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$398,300.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop giant-magnetoresistive (GMR) sensing devices that yield superior hysteresis performance over existing bridge sensors and GMR signal isolators and provide intrinsic self-biasing without using affixed magnets or power… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop prototype Spin Dependent Tunneling (SDT) devices by combining high-speed magnetic thin films and low-RC SDT structures achieved in Phase I. These devices will be fabricated using standard microelectronic photolithography… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop giant-magnetoresistive (GMR) sensing devices that yield superior hysteresis performance over existing bridge sensors and GMR signal isolators and provide intrinsic self-biasing without using affixed magnets or power… More

SBIR Phase I:Eddy Current Condition Monitoring of Metallic Flaws Under Surface Coatings Using GMR Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,726.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project proposes to use giant magnetoresistance (GMR) magnetic sensors and eddy current techniques to detect flaws in metallic components under insulative coatings. Innovations and improvements in surface treatments such as coatings and sprayings… More

Spin Dependent Tunneling Magnetic Field Sensors for Clutter-Limited Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,988.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Mark Tondra, Magnetician
Abstract:
Highly sensitive, low power, rugged, and compact sensors are required for many military applications. Spin Dependent Tunneling (SDT) devices have been fabricated into magnetic field sensors that perform well, and have the lowest effective noise floor ofany magnetoresistive sensor at high… More

Spin-Dependent-Tunneling Sensors for Non-Destructive Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,988.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Catherine Nordman, Design Engineer
Abstract:
The proposed innovation is a two-axis spin-dependent-tunneling (SDT) sensor which detects small magnetic signals for use in non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of defects in metallic materials and structures. The proposed SDT sensor offers several advantages for NDE eddy current detection methods: (1)… More

Spin-Dependent-Tunneling Sensors for Non-Destructive Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Catherine Nordman, Design Engineer
Abstract:
The proposed innovation is a two-axis spin-dependent-tunneling (SDT) sensor which detects small magnetic signals for use in non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of defects in metallic materials and structures. The proposed SDT sensor offers several advantages for NDE eddy current detection methods: (1)… More

NDI for Diffusion Bonded Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl Smith, Senior Physicist
Abstract:
It is proposed to use spin dependent tunneling (SDT) and giant magnetoresistance (GMR) magnetic sensors and eddy current techniques for Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) to detect flaws in various metallic components including cracks around rivet holes andfailed bonds in diffusion bonded components.… More

NDI for Diffusion Bonded Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Carl Smith, Senior Physicist
Abstract:
It is proposed to use spin dependent tunneling (SDT) and giant magnetoresistance (GMR) magnetic sensors and eddy current techniques for Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) to detect flaws in various metallic components including cracks around rivet holes andfailed bonds in diffusion bonded components.… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Dexin Wang, Senior Physicist
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II program will demonstrate prototype galvanic isolating devices of high-speed/low-power by incorporating high-speed magnetic films into giant magnetoresistive structures and by combining with high-speed IC electronics. The new devices will have five important improvements over … More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$289,568.00
Agency:
DOC
Principal Investigator:
Dexin Wang, Senior Physicist
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II program will demonstrate prototype galvanic isolating devices of high-speed/low-power by incorporating high-speed magnetic films into giant magnetoresistive structures and by combining with high-speed IC electronics. The new devices will have five important improvements over … More

Radiation-Hardened Non-Volatile RAM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$1,124,967.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert Sinclair, Senior Staff Engineer
Abstract:
Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) is a candidate for nonvolatile memory applications in DoD military, space systems, MILSATCOM, and commercial space systems. 2D memory organizations used to date have placed stringent requirements on uniformityand "disturb" sensitivity of the cells… More

High Speed Linear Spin-Valve Sensors for Analog Isolator Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,945.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Zhenghong Qian, Thin Film Magnetics Engin
Abstract:
Linear spin-valve sensors combined with NVE's patented isolator technology will be used to develop miniature, radiation-hardened, analog isolator devices for both military and commercial applications. This proposal is directed towards designing,fabricating and optimizing analog interface devices,… More

Low Power High Speed Digital Signal Isolator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Zhenghong Qian, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Highly-sensitive linear spin-valve sensors combined with NVE's patented GMR isolator technology will be used to develop miniature, low power, high speed, radiation-hard, digital isolator devices for space and other commercial applications. The proposed linear mode spin-valve digital isolators will… More

Magneto-Thermal MRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
James M. Daughton, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
"Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) density is limited by thermal stabilityof the storage elements for 0.1 micron and smaller lithographies. This proposedprogram overcomes the thermal stability limits of MRAM cells through the use ofintrinsically high coupling fields between a… More

SBIR/STTR Phase I:Flux-Gated Spin-Dependent-Tunneling Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,972.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project develops novel spin-dependent-tunneling (SDT) magnetic-field sensor devices based on innovative methods of flux modulation. The program identifies two modes of "flux gating" as a means of chopping or sweeping the magnetic field which is… More

Delta-sigma all-digital magnetometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,986.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project will explore a fundamentally different approach to digital magnetic sensors. The traditional approach combines a sensor having an analog output with an electronic analog-to-digital converter. In the proposed magnetic field sensor, the… More

Low Power High Speed Digital Signal Isolator

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,970.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Zhenghong Qian, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Highly-sensitive linear spin-valve sensors combined with NVE's patented GMR isolator technology will be used to develop miniature, low power, high speed, radiation-hard, digital isolator devices for space and other commercial applications. The proposed linear mode spin-valve digital isolators will… More

Intraweapon Wireless Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Sinclair, Senior Staff Engineer
Abstract:
"A novel method of intraweapon communications using magnetic field transmissions along with new very low power Spin Dependent Tunneling (SDT) magnetic sensor receivers will be developed underthis program. Normal physical wire communication links cannot be expected to survive during and after target… More

SBIR/STTR Phase I: Model-Guided Development of Spin-Dependent-Tunnel Junctions for Magnetoelectronic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
U of Vorginia
RI Contact:
Xiaonwang Zhou
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I Program will demonstrate the feasibility of model-guided approach for developing spin dependent tunnel junctions in magnetoelectronic devices. Spin dependent tunnel junctions are at the forefront of nanotechnology that is under intensive research and… More

Miniaturized, Synchronized, Data Acquisition System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert Sinclair, Senior Staff Engineer
Abstract:
"A miniature distributed data acquisition system with it's own wireless local area network (LAN), based on the IEEE 802.11b specification will be developed for airblast and explosion property measurements. This system LAN will operate at up to 11 Mbps andhave the added features of a synchronized… More

Ultra-scaleable Vertical Transport GMR Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
John M. Anderson, Program Manager
Abstract:
"This SBIR Phase I proposal, "Ultra-scaleable Vertical Transport GMR Devices," addresses the need for ultra-submicron Giantmagnetoresistive (GMR) cells in high-density nonvolatile MRAM. The Navy particularly displays need for this technology in theirvertical memory effort. Issues that complicate… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: Eddy Current Condition Monitoring of Metallic Flaws Under Surface Coatings Using Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR) Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop prototypes of fieldable eddy-current systems with GMR and SDT sensors that can detect defects in metals even with significant lift off from the material under inspection due to such things as thermal barrier coatings.… More

SBIR/STTR Phase II: Eddy Current Condition Monitoring of Metallic Flaws Under Surface Coatings Using Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR) Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,995.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop prototypes of fieldable eddy-current systems with GMR and SDT sensors that can detect defects in metals even with significant lift off from the material under inspection due to such things as thermal barrier coatings.… More

Ultra-Sensitive Spin Dependent Tunneling Devices Without Biasing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$699,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Dexin Wang, Senior Physicist
Abstract:
The popularity of nanotechnology symbolizes a rapid shrinking of physical dimensions in solid state devices. However, the diminishing sizes will eventually lead to problems including thermal instability. Our proposed proprietary approach takes advantagesof the nanometer-size especially for magnetic… More

Miniaturized, Synchronized, Data Acquisition System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Robert Sinclair, Program Manager, Military
Abstract:
The objectives of the Phase I program were successfully met with the development of a wireless breadboard communication system demonstrating that data acquisition recorders could be precisely and synchronously triggered with an RF connection. A selfcontained miniature, distributed data acquisition… More

Interweapon Wireless Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Sinclair, Senior Staff Engineer
Abstract:
A novel method of intraweapon wireless communications using magnetic field transmissions was demonstrated during the Phase I portion of this program. Normal physical wire communication links cannot be expected to survive during and after targetpenetration. Therefore, various methods of wireless… More

High Speed Spin Valve Magnetoresistive Isolated Signal Transceiver

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,884.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Lange, Design Manager
Abstract:
Reliable high speed data transfer between subsystems in aerospace, military and commercial applications requires both high speed tranceiver circuitry and galvanic signal isolation. Low voltage differential signaling (LDVS) is an ideal solution for thetransceiver circuit implementation. This… More

Compact Lightweight Smart Battery Charger

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$503,064.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Russell Beech, Dir. of Gov't Programs
Abstract:
The Objective Force soldier is going to depend heavily on electronic systems, such as the Medium Weight Thermal Weapon Sight and the Land Warrior System, that require rechargeable batteries to supply the necessary power. To support the soldier's chargingneeds, a lightweight, compact, versatile… More

High Speed Spin Valve Magnetoresistive Isolated Signal Transceiver

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Lange, Design Manager
Abstract:
Reliable high speed data transfer between subsystems in aerospace, military and commercial applications requires both high speed tranceiver circuitry and galvanic signal isolation. Low voltage differential signaling (LDVS) is an ideal solution for thetransceiver circuit implementation. This… More

BMDO TOPIC -- Magneto-Thermal MRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
James Daughton, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
Magneto-Thermal MRAM uses both heat and magnetic field (current) to overcome thermal instabilites of very small memory cells. Self-generated heat in the cell raises the temperature of magnetic material in the cell above the exchange ordering temperature ofthe magnetic material (either ferromagnetic… More

Ultra-Low-Cost Magnetic Sensors for Submarine Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Albrecht Jander, Senior Engineer
Abstract:
This work seeks to develop ultra-low-cost antisubmarine surveillance devices based on NVE Corporation's mass-producible solid-state magnetic sensor technology. The sensors will be used in shallow littoral waters to protect against surprise attack by enemysubmarines. NVE's spin-dependent tunneling… More

BMDO TOPIC -- Magneto-Thermal MRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$387,072.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
James Daughton, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
Magneto-Thermal MRAM uses both heat and magnetic field (current) to overcome thermal instabilites of very small memory cells. Self-generated heat in the cell raises the temperature of magnetic material in the cell above the exchange ordering temperature ofthe magnetic material (either ferromagnetic… More

Compact Lightweight Smart Battery Charger

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Russell Beech, Dir. of Gov't Programs
Abstract:
The Objective Force soldier is going to depend heavily on electronic systems, such as the Medium Weight Thermal Weapon Sight and the Land Warrior System, that require rechargeable batteries to supply the necessary power. To support the soldier's chargingneeds, a lightweight, compact, versatile… More

Miniature Intelligent Sensor Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,884.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Russ Beech, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The proposed system uses a combined hard-core processor/programmable-logic chip to implement the front-end control and processing functions of an intelligent sensor system. Combining these functions in a single chip is an innovation, relative to a traditional processor-only based system, because it… More

Ultra-scaleable Vertical Transport GMR Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
John Anderson, Program Manager
Abstract:
Under the Phase II SBIR program,

Ultra-scaleable Vertical Transport GMR Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$449,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
John Anderson, Program Manager
Abstract:
Under the Phase II SBIR program,

Radiation Hard FPGA With Embedded MRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,981.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Russell S. Beech, Director of Gov't Program
Abstract:
Ballistic missile defense systems, as well as military and commercial space systems, such as communication satellites, require radiation hard electronics that can survive long term radiation exposure, and that can survive high dose rate burst events andrapidly reset following such a single event… More

SBIR Phase I: Personal Microarray Reader

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,911.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Mark Tondra
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a magnetic microarray reader that, as part of a magnetics-based bioassay technology, addresses mass consumer applications for microarrays. Magnetic labels as reporters in DNA and immunoassays have already shown excellent… More

SBIR Phase II: Delta-Sigma All-Digital Magnetometer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,991.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop and prototype a single-chip magnetometer based on an innovative approach to digital magnetic sensors. The traditional approach combines a physical sensor having an analog output with an electronic analog-to-digital… More

Magneto-Thermal MRAM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,983.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
James Daughton, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
Magneto-Thermal MRAM uses both heat and magnetic field (current)to overcome thermal instabilities of very small memory cells. Self-generated heat in the cell raises the temperature of magnetic material in the cell above the exchange ordering temperature of the magnetic material (either ferromagnetic… More

SBIR Phase II: Flux-Gated Spin-Dependent-Tunneling Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,973.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project seeks to fabricate a novel nanotechnology spin-dependent tunneling (SDT) magnetic field sensor device with increased signal-to-noise performance at low frequencies. The increased resolution at low frequencies is greatly desired in a large… More

Miniature Intelligent Sensor Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$300,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Russ Beech, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The proposed development will integrate data acquisition electronics with a relatively high performance processing capability and a large amount of memory, all in a miniature package, yielding a miniature, intelligent, sensor electronics module. This combination allows embedding of intelligent… More

Instrumentation Support Systems Smart Transducer Plugins

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Robert A. Sinclair, Program Manager, Military Systems
Abstract:
Newer, smart transducers that conform to the IEEE 1451 standards will be used in new and legacy Instrumentation Support Systems (ISS)s allowing the ISSs to know exactly what is available on a test vehicle and also the coordination of the instrumentation setup, ground station setup, full pre-test… More

Rad-Hard Reconfigurable Level Shifters

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,981.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Erik Lange, Engineering Design Manager
Abstract:
As new technologies trend towards lower supply voltages to reduce power consumption at higher speeds their interfaces become less compatible with older legacy systems. In space electronics the challenge is greater since components and systems must also be radiation hardened. Therefore, there… More

Magnetic Sensors for Inertial Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,967.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Catherine Nordman, Design Engineer
Abstract:
The Phase I effort is to determine the feasibility of a novel micro-magnetofluidic multi-axis inertial measurement device for sensitive measurement of linear and angular acceleration. The proposed device uses on-chip micro-magnetofluidic channels with integrated giant magnetoresistance (GMR)… More

Model-Guided Development of Spin-Dependent-Tunnel Junctions for Magnetoelectronic Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$520,099.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Dexin Wang, Senior Physicist
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA
RI Contact:
Gerald Kane
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase II Program will demonstrate a magnetic field sensor device of high sensitivity using spin-dependent tunnel (SDT) materials. The tunnel materials will be developed with guidance from the state of the art realistic atomistic modeling and aided by state of… More

Magnetic Sensors for Submarine Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$799,978.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Catherine Nordman, Design Engineer
Abstract:
An anti-submarine warfare concept is proposed in which a low-cost and easily-deployable temporary submarine detection zone is created in littoral waters. The concept uses solid-state magnetic field sensors to detect the passage of submarines, and acoustic transmitters to relay the data to a small… More

Tamper Sensor Using a Metastable Magnetic Array

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Peter Eames, Research Scientist
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR program will design and manufacture a unique anti-tamper device determines when adversarial acquisition or exploitation of U.S. analog and/or digital circuit components has been made by monitoring circuit activity. The sensor operates as a sensitive switch. The state of the… More

Novel Materials for Ultra-Sensitive Low-Frequency Magnetometers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Catherine Nordman, Design Engineer
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF DELAWARE
RI Contact:
Geraldine Hobbs
Abstract:
This work seeks to develop the ultra-low-frequency performance of spin-dependent-tunneling magnetic-field sensors through the use of novel thin-film materials to lower the frequency-dependent excess noise and increase the signal response. What is proposed is an investigation of novel thin film… More

Trusted IC System Utilizing IDDQ Fingerprints

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
James Deak, Senior Physicist
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR program will determine the feasibility of a unique sensor and test technology that measures trust levels in the operation of analog or digital integrated circuits (IC) through the use of device specific quiescent current (IDDQ) fingerprints. The IDDQ sensor is based on… More

Magnetic Anti-tamper Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,983.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Peter G. Eames, Research Scientist
Abstract:
This Phase II SBIR will design and manufacture a unique anti-tamper sensor that will determine when adversarial acquisition or exploitation of U.S. technologies has been achieved. The effort will leverage off the results of the Phase I. The design is versatile and can be applied to many different… More

Securely configurable gate arrays utilizing anti-tamper memory

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
James Deak, Senior Physicist
Research Institution:
OREGON STATE UNIV.
RI Contact:
Albrecht Jander
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project proposal describes a program to develop secure FPGA architectures and configuration algorithms that exploit the unique capabilities of a new anti-tamper memory technology called AT-MRAM, that provides strong protection against invasive attacks… More

Configurable Radiation Hardened High Speed Isolated Interface ASIC

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,980.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Myers John, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NVE Corporation will design and build an innovative, low cost, flexible, configurable, radiation hardened, galvanically isolated, interface ASIC chip set that will reduce power consumption, enable high efficiency power conversion management, highly integrate existing discrete solutions, enable… More

Zero-Remanence Anti-Tamper Cryptokey Storage Device

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
James Deak, Senior Physicist
Abstract:
The goal of this Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to research and develop a low-power, fast, non-volatile memory sufficient in size for storing encryption keys that has the capability to "zeroize" itself without data remanence in response to tampering and without applied power… More

Magnetic Operational Environment Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,948.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Peter Eames, Research Scientist
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR program will design and manufacture an environmental sensor that is sensitive to the earth's magnetic fields. The device is ideal for "black-box" attacks because it is sensitive to changing environmental conditions with and without power. The sensor requires no internal power… More

Wireless Magnetic Sensor with Orthogonal Frequency Coding

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,991.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Albrecht Jander, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Oregon State Univeristy
RI Contact:
Peggy S. Lowry
Abstract:
The goal of this SBIR Phase I research project is to develop batteryless, wireless magnetic sensors with orthogonal frequency coding (OFC). These sensors will be based on surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology already in common use in microwave filters and signal processing elements for… More

SBIR Phase I: Zero-Remanence Tamper-Responsive Cryptokey Memory

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,735.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project will develop an innovative non-volatile spintronic cryptographic key memory that can self-erase without data remanence in the event of tampering and without applied power. Magnetic Random Access Memory (MRAM) is the only technology with… More

SBIR Phae I: High Resolution Spintronic Sensors for Bioassay Analyzers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,946.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project addresses the need for low-cost, portable, and fast analysis biosensors for the detection of biological and chemical pathogens in consumer and point-of-care diagnostic test kits. Magnetic biosensors fuse spintronics and biosensing technologies… More

Passive Anti-Tamper Latching Stress Sensors for Volume Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
James Deak, Senior Physicist
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I proposal describes a latching anti-tamper (AT) stress sensor (LATSS) for volumetric protection of military systems. LATSS devices are intended to passively detect and remember if a change in some mechanical aspect of the shield enclosing a protected… More

Radiation-Hard Anti-Tamper Magnetic Patch Memory

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,986.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
James Deak, Senior Physicist
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project proposal describes a program to research and develop a method for producing a radiation-hard solid-state Magnetic Patch Memory (MPM) deposited on top of a wafer from an untrusted facility and programmed in a trusted facility. MPM can be erased… More

Magnetic Logic Circuits for Extreme Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,987.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Catherine A. Nordman, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The program aims to demonstrate a new genre of all-magnetic logic circuits which are radiation-tolerant and capable of reliable operation in extreme environmental conditions including low temperatures and wide temperature swings. The circuits are based on tunneling magnetoresistive technology, and… More

Magnetic Operational Environment Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Peter G. Eames, Research Scientist
Abstract:
This Phase II SBIR program will design and manufacture an anti-tamper environmental sensor ideal for preventing "black-box" attacks. The sensor can detect changing environmental conditions from inside a protected cavity with and without applied power. The device is microelectronic compatible which… More

Novel Materials for Ultra-Sensitive Low-Frequency Magnetometers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$497,280.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Catherine Nordman, Senior Physicist
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF DELAWARE
RI Contact:
Geraldine Hobbs
Abstract:
In diverse application areas there is a need to develop magnetic field sensors which resolve small (nanoTesla-level) field perturbations at low (Hertz and milliHertz) frequencies. The emerging technology of spin-dependent tunneling is promising in that its attributes include low power, small size,… More

SBIR Phase II: Zero-Remanence Tamper-Responsive Cryptokey Memory

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,809.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase II research project is to develop a more secure encryption key for non-volatile memory. Secure ICs often utilize encryption to protect non-volatile memory contents. A clever engineer can recover the key after decapsulating and probing the semiconductor die. NVE intends to produce an… More

Passive Anti-Tamper Latching Stress Sensors for Volume Protection

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$992,687.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
James G. Deak, Senior Physicist
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II proposal describes a latching anti-tamper (AT) stress sensor (LATSS) for volumetric protection of military systems. LATSS devices are intended to passively detect and remember if a change in some mechanical aspect of the shield enclosing a protected… More

Zero-Remanence Anti-Tamper Cryptokey Storage Device

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
James Deak, Senior Physicist
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research project proposal describes a program to develop a low-power, fast, non-volatile anti-tamper (AT) memory, sufficient in size for storing encryption keys that has the capability to self-erase with no data remanence and without applied power in response to… More

Low-Profile Magnetic Shielding for Circuit Board Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,851.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Catherine Nordman, Design Engineer
Abstract:
Electronic components sensitive to magnetic fields, such as superconducting digital electonics, require magnetic shielding from ambient fields and magnetic pulses. While enclosures of high permeability magnetic materials are commonly used to achieve passive flux shunting, the structures are… More

Miniaturized Thermocouple Scanner

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,898.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Russ Beech, Director of Design
Abstract:
Process control and testing applications, including turbine engine testing, can require hundreds of thermocouples for temperature measurement. Typically, these applications require extensive wiring to connect the thermocouples to remote instrumentation racks up to several hundred feet away; making… More

Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Physical Unclonable Functions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Davies, Research Physicist
Abstract:
Randomness is required for a variety of computational, statistical, testing, and security related applications. Of particular interest are future commercial high-speed encryption applications, such as high-speed cryptographic key exchange for quantum cryptography. This encryption technology is… More

SBIR Phase I:Three-axis Vector Magnetometer with Novel Z-axis Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,808.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of combining novel nanostructured cobalt-transition metal (Co/TM, TM= Ni, Pd, Pt, Au) multilayer films with magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) to produce a z-axis magnetic field sensor with application to a… More

Onboard Flight Digital Data Recorder for Measuring the Shock and Vibration Environment Associated with the Dispense and Flight of Missile Submunitions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$788,537.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Russ Beech, Director of Design – (952) 996-1613
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) is interested in upgrading their test aircraft fleet (or a portion thereof) to have onboard smart sensors (OSS). The target SBIR product for this project is a set of hardware components that allows the integration of IEEE 1451.4 Smart Sensors into… More