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AN IMPROVED FUSIBLE LINK FOR FASCAM MINES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
12949
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12949
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: 1992
Title: AN IMPROVED FUSIBLE LINK FOR FASCAM MINES
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $303,150.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENT MICROFUSES FOR FASCAM MINES, WHOSE DESIGN IS SIMILAR TO MINIATURE DETONATORS OR SQUIBS, HAVE RELIABILITY PROBLEMS. THIS RESULTS IN MINES WHICH SELF-DESTRUCT EARLY, REDUCING MINEFIELD EFFECTIVENESS, OR LATE, ENDANGERING FRIENDLY TROOPS MOVING INTO THE AREA. MINIATURE DETONATORS USING THIN BRIDGEWIRES ALSO HAVE RELIABILITY PROBLEMS. USING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY, SILICON DESIGNS HAS DEVELOPED A REPLACEMENT FOR BRIDGEWIRES USING THIN METAL FILMS ON A SUBSTRATE. THESE THIN-FILM BRIDGES APPEAR TO SOLVE DETONATOR RELIABILITY PROBLEMS. DETONATORS USING THIS TECHNOLOGY ARE CURRENTLY BEING QUALIFIED BY THE NAVY. WE PROPOSE TO APPLY THIS SAME TECHNOLOGY TO FUSIBLE LINKS IN TWO STEPS. FIRST, WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A FORM, FIT AND FUNCTION REPLACEMENT FOR THE EXISTING DESIGN, REPLACING THE THIN TUNGSTEN WIRE WITH A RELIABLE THIN-FILM BRIDGE CHIP. AS A SECOND STEP, WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A UNIT THAT COMBINES MULTIPLE MICROFUSES IN ONE HERMETIC PACKAGE USING THE HIGH-VOLUME, LOW-COST ASSEMBLY METHODS OF MICROELECTRONICS INDUSTRY.

Principal Investigator:

John C Cole
2063918329

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