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Rad Hard SiGe ADC for Detector Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89881
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
85404
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-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Rad Hard SiGe ADC for Detector Applications
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85055
Award Amount: $99,992.00
 

Abstract:

Particle accelerators require detector designs that possess high dynamic range and wide bandwidths, and are hardened to withstand radiation effects during physics experiments. A critical component in the detector is the analog-to-digital converter (ADC), which must have excellent linearity to eliminate measurement errors. This project will develop a high speed silicon germanium (SiGe)-based ADC with a switchable sampling rate up to 100 MSPS and up to 14 bits of resolution. This component not only will help improve the detection capabilities for low-level signals but also will have a switchable sampling rate. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: A high-performance radiation-hard ADC for detector assemblies would survive the harsh environment of physics experiments while digitizing the low level signals to provide accurate results and excellent linearity. There are approximately 24 beam lines in North America with a large number of channels. In addition to the DOE application, the detector¿s tolerance to radiation effects would be useful for space satellites, where cosmic radiation would damage the electronics.

Principal Investigator:

James Hofmeister
Mr.
5207423300
hoffy@ridgetop-group.com

Business Contact:

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

Ridgetop Group, Inc.
6595 North Oracle Road Tucson, AZ 85704

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