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Rad Effects in Semiconductor Electronics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
74391
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
T051-001-0073
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SILICON SPACE TECHNOLOGY CORP.
5918 West Courtyard Drive Suite 330 Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Rad Effects in Semiconductor Electronics
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: HDTRA1-05-P-0107
Award Amount: $99,994.00
 

Abstract:

Silicon Space Technology and team member ATK Mission Research, along with Jazz Semiconductor, propose to demonstrate a comprehensive methodology for TCAD simulation using leading-edge Synopsys tools. These tools are capable of 3-D process and device simulation, enabling Mixed-Mode simulations studies of radiation particles with silicon devices and their response to the circuit. We will collaborate with Jazz Semiconductor to calibrate their CA18 CMOS process in 2-D and 3-D simulations. We will predict and describe accurately the transistor device performance to variations in channel size and/or to the process. Calibrated Mixed-Mode simulations will be more accurate in describing the results of single event effects. Given the availability of silicon foundry bulk CMOS technology, it would be advantageous if a comprehensive modeling approach based on the actual foundry process were available to predict or quantify its radiation sensitivity. We propose to demonstrate this is possible using commercially available process and device simulation tools that can be combined with SPICE simulation tools to perform Mixed-Mode simulations. The Mixed-Mode simulation methodology can then be embedded within the fabric of a commercially available TCAD modeling environment tool and used to quantify and predict the radiation sensitivity of the foundry process.

Principal Investigator:

Wesley H. Morris
President
5128919702
wmorris@siliconspacetech.com

Business Contact:

Jon A. Gwin
Director
2108229706
jgwin@siliconspacetech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SILICON SPACE TECHNOLOGY CORP.
3620 Lost Creek Boulevard Austin, TX 78735

EIN/Tax ID: 470942320
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No