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VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION TIME INTERVAL UNITS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
12088
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12088
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Schmidt Instruments Inc.
2476 Bolsover Suite 234 Houston, TX 77005
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION TIME INTERVAL UNITS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

CONSTRUCTION OF CUSTOM VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION (VLSI) CIRCUITS COMBINING ANALOG AND DIGITAL SECTIONS FOR A PRE-AMPLIFIER, DISCRIMINATOR, ENABLE GATE, AND TIME-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER (TDC) TO FORM A FULLY MONOLITHIC TIME INTERVAL UNIT (TIU) IS THE PROPOSED INNOVATION. THIS TIU WILL DRAMATICALLY REDUCE THE SIZE, WEIGHT, AND POWER CONSUMPTION OF NASA SPACE-BASED LASER ALTIMETERS. ADDITIONAL ADVANTAGES OF THIS APPROACH ARE IMPROVED RELIABILITY AND PERFORMANCE AT REDUCED COST RELATIVE TO PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) AND HYBRID ALTERNATIVES. THE PHASE I PROGRAM WILL CONCENTRATE ON DESIGN AND TESTING OF INDIVIDUAL AND INDEPENDENT SUB-SECTIONS OF THE TIU; THESE RESULTS WILL BE COMBINED IN PHASE II TO PRODUCE A COMPLETE TIU CHIP OPTIMIZED FOR USE IN FLIGHT RATED RANGE-FINDING SYSTEMS. BASED ON OUR PREVIOUS VLSI AND PCB-LEVEL DESIGN EXPERIENCE, WE EXPECT BETTER THAN 1 NS RESOLUTION FROM THE SEGMENTED VLSI TEST PART FROM PHASE I. REFINED TIUS PRODUCED IN PHASES II AND III SHOULD DELIVER 100 PICOSECOND ACCURACY WITH CONVERSION TIMES LESS THAN 30 NS.

Principal Investigator:

Howard K. Schmidt
Vice President
7135299040

Business Contact:

Lila r. anderson
PRESIDENT
7136608414
Small Business Information at Submission:

Schmidt Instruments, Inc.
2476 Bolsover Suite 234 Houston, TX 77005

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