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MINIATURE, RADIATION HARD ACCELEROMETER FOR KINETIC ENERGY VEHICLE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
4378
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4378
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SILICON DESIGNS, INC.
1445 NW Mall Street Issaquah, WA 98027-0894
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: MINIATURE, RADIATION HARD ACCELEROMETER FOR KINETIC ENERGY VEHICLE
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $275,000.00
 

Abstract:

KINETIC-KILL VEHICLES WILL NEED GUIDANCE, NAVIGATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS CAPABLE OF OPERATING AFTER LONG PERIODS OF TIME IN A HOSTILE RADIATION ENVIRONMENT. COMPONENTS RESISTANT TO BURNOUT CAUSED BY EXPOSURE TO INTENSE LEVELS OF RADIATION MUST ALSO BE SMALL, LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOW-COST. SUITABLE LOW-COST INERTIAL SENSORS--ACCELEROMETERS AND GYROS--AND THE ELECTRONICS NEEDED TO INTERFACE THEM TO MICROPROCESSORS ARE NOT PRESENTLY AVAILABLE. SILICON DESIGNS IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A MINIATURE, LOW-COST, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT ACCELEROMETER COMPLETE WITH MICROPROCESSOR INTERFACING ELECTRONICS. WE BELIEVE THAT THE BASIC DESIGN OF THIS ACCELEROMETER CAN BE EXTENDED TO MEET THE RADIATION REQUIREMENTS FOR KINETIC-ENERGY VEHICLES, ACHIEVING A TOTAL DOSE HARDNESS OF 10 TO THE 6 POWER TO 10 TO THE 7 POWER RADS (SI). SOME PRELIMINARY WORK INDICATES THAT A GULLIUM ARSENIDE VERSION CPABLE OF 10 TO THE 8TH POWER RADS MAY ALSO BE POSSIBLE. IN PHASE II WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP AND TEST A MINIATURE, RADIATION-HARD, LOW-COST ACCELEROMETER THAT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR KINETIC-ENERGY WEAPONS.

Principal Investigator:

John C. Cole
2066430627

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Silicon Designs Inc.
13547 Se 27th Place Bellevue, WA 98005

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