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A RELIABLE SOLID-STATE MAGNETIC SENSOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
10167
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10167
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: A RELIABLE SOLID-STATE MAGNETIC SENSOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,902.00
 

Abstract:

THE FLUXGATE MAGNETOMETER HAS EVOLVED OF THE LAST 50 YEARS INTO A SENSITIVE DEVICE USED IN STRAPDOWN MAGNETIC COMPASSES. HOWEVER, THE FLUXGATE MAGNETOMETER IS RELATIVELY COMPLEX, REQUIRING A LARGE NUMBER OF PARTS, INCLUDING FERROMAGNETICS. ITS RELIABILITY MAKES IT LESS DESIRABLE FOR USE IN FUTURE MAGNETIC COMPASSES. PROBLEMS WITH THE FERROMAGNETICS INCLUDE RELATIVELY LARGE SENSITIVITY TO TEMPERATURE, VIBRATION AND SHOCK AND A TENDENCY TO DEVELOP A SEMI-PERMANENT MAGNETIC FIELD THAT REQUIRES RECALIBRATION. SILICON DESIGNS HAS BEEN WORKING FOR SEVERAL YEARS ON INTEGRATED CIRCUIT SENSORS. THIS WORK INCLUDES THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHLY SENSITIVIE AND ACCURATE INTEGRATED SENSOR/AMPLIFIER CIRCUITS. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A SOLID-STATE MAGNETIC SENSOR THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE FERROMAGNETIC MATERIALS AND THEIR ACCOMPANYING PROBLEMS. IN PHASE I WE PROPOSE TO DESIGN, FABRICATE AND TEST A PROTOTYPE SENSOR CONTAINING A SOLID-STATE SENSOR AND ITS ELECTRONICS.

Principal Investigator:

John C Cole
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Silicon Designs Inc
1445 Nw Mall St Issaquah, WA 98027

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