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SILICON MOSFETS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
4361
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4361
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: SILICON MOSFETS
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $54,724.00
 

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 DIMENTIONAL 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 TIME FRAME. 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. VECTORRIZATION 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 DEMONSTRATED BY STUDYING THE RESPONSE OF A SILICON MOSFET TO INCIDENT IONIZING RADIATION.

Principal Investigator:

Harold l grubin
2036590333

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Scientific Research Assocs Inc
Po Box 498 Glastonbury, CT 06033

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