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MONOLITHIC, LOW-COST TRANSIENT RECORDER WITH AUTOMATIC GAIN RANGING (AGR)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
32667
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
32667
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Q-DOT, INC.
1069 Elkton Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: MONOLITHIC, LOW-COST TRANSIENT RECORDER WITH AUTOMATIC GAIN RANGING (AGR)
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

Q-DOT proposes to develop an innovative, monolithic recorder for acquiring pressure v. Time history of the event. The signal range of 1mV to 1 V p-p is spanned with automatic gain ranging (AGR) which provide one of eight base-2 gains to optimize the 9-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The AGR and ADC together span a 16-bit range, easing setup. Performance is attained without elaborate calibration or extensive postacquisition correction. A static two-point calibration references gain and offset. Sampling rates range from 100 Ks/s to 10Ms/s and can be synchronously switched during acquisition to optimize the 128K sample memory. Power consumption is estimated at 180mW during acquisition at 10 Ms/s, 8mW during readout, and 250mW during idle. The AGR recorder chip may be deployed within the transducer body (for optimum shielding), near the transducer in a shielded module, or in a conventional instrumentation module (e.g., CAMAC, VXI, etc.). Chip production cost is estimated at roughly $200.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas E. Linnenbrink
7195901112

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Q-dot, Inc.
1069 Elkton Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80907

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