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Advanced Fault and Failure Anomaly Detection Technologies to Support Enhanced…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75006
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-258-0836
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ridgetop Group, Inc.
3580 West Ina Road Tucson, AZ 85741-2276
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Advanced Fault and Failure Anomaly Detection Technologies to Support Enhanced Prognostic and Health Monitoring (PHM) Capabilities
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-06-C-0246
Award Amount: $995,158.00
 

Abstract:

Solder-joint damage is accumulative and results in increased crack growth rate and in increased frequency of high-resistance spikes. These faults typically manifest themselves as intermittent, hard-to-diagnose faults in which incorrect FPGA output signals occur. These intermittent faults increase in frequency, last longer and longer and lead to persistent failure. The relative high density of the solder balls (also referred to as solder bumps) of BGA packages is a major "hard-to-diagnose" contributing factor. Ridgetop proposes to develop two innovative initial designs into prototype electronic prognostic cells to detect damage to solder-joint networks of fully operational Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) in a ball-grid array (BGA) packages such as XILINX's FG1156.

Principal Investigator:

James Hofmeister
Principal Investigator
5207423300
hoffy@ridgetop-group.com

Business Contact:

Douglas Goodman
President and CEO
5207423300
doug@ridgetop-group.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RIDGETOP GROUP, INC.
6595 North Oracle Road Suite 153B Tucson, AZ 85704

EIN/Tax ID: 860979220
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No