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VECTORIZED THREE DIMENSIONAL TRANSIENT SEU SIMULATIONS-APPLICATIONS TO GALLIUM…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
4354
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4354
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
P. O. Box 1058, 30C Hebron Avenue Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: VECTORIZED THREE DIMENSIONAL TRANSIENT SEU SIMULATIONS-APPLICATIONS TO GALLIUM ARSENIDE FETS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $477,000.00
 

Abstract:

SINGLE EVENT UPSETS (SEUS) INDUCED BY IONIZING RADIATION CONSTITUTE ONE OF THE MOST PRESSING PROBLEMS OF SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY. AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PHYSICAL MECHANISMS ASSOCIATED WITH CHARGE COLLECTION HAS ALREADY FURTHERED THE DEVELOPMENT OF HARDENING PROCEDURES. THIS UNDERSTANDING HAS DEVELOPED, IN LARGE PART THROUGH IMPLEMENTATION OF TRANSIENT NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF SEUS. HOWEVER, AT PRESENT, THERE EXISTS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES ENGINEERING AND SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY, A STUMBLING BLOCK TO THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF EFFICIENT METHODS OF HARDENING. THIS STUMBLING BLOCK IS THE ABSENCE OF A THREE DIMENSIONAL ALGORITHM THAT SIMULTANEOUSLY SATISFIES THE FOLLOWING TWO CRITERIA: 1) THE ABILITY TO PERFORM THREE DIMENSIONAL TRANSIENT SIMULATIONS OF SEUS, AND 2) THE CAPABILITY OF PERFORMING THESE SIMULATIONS WITHIN AN ACCEPTABLE TIMEFRAME. THIS CAPABILITY EXISTS IN JAPAN AS A RECENT STUDY INDICATES. THE ENCLOSED PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A PROGRAM FOR VECTORIZING AN EXISTING THREE DIMENSIONAL TRANSIENT ALGORITHM WITH A DEMONSTRATED CAPABILITY OF STUDYING THE TRANSIENT RESPONSE OF SEMICONDUCTORS TO INCIDENT IONIZING RADIATION. VECTORIZATION WILL REDUCE RUN-TIME BY AT LEAST AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE, THEREBY MAKING THE ALGORITHM OF PRACTICAL SIGNIFICANCE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF HARDENING PROCEDURES. THE FEASIBILITY OF THE VECTOR THREE DIMENSIONAL TRANSIENT SEU ALGORITHM WILL BE DEMONSTATED BY STUDYING THE RESPONSE OF A GALLIUM ARSENIDE (GAAS) JUNCTION FILED EFFORT TRANSISTOR TO INCIDENT IONIZING RADIATION.

Principal Investigator:

Harold L. Grubin
2036590333

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Scientific Research Associates
P.o. Box 498 50 Nye Rd. Glastonbury, CT 06033

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