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Radiation Hard Electronic Components (DSP)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
81767
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B063-042-0471
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: 2007
Title: Radiation Hard Electronic Components (DSP)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-07-C-0058
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

Silicon Space Technology (SST), working with Texas Instruments (TI), proposes to demonstrate an innovative approach for converting a high-performance COTS DSP circuit (radiation-soft) to a radiation-hardened circuit by integrating two new process modules into the commercial process. Silicon Space has solved the major space radiation problems, Single-Event Effects (SEE) and Total Ionizing Dose (TID), by combining process modifications and layout design innovation. Our proven-in-silicon approach enables production of radiation-hardened integrated circuits at leading-edge circuit densities within any commercial silicon foundry, for use in both terrestrial and space systems. A sequence of radiation tests have shown SST's Buried Guard Ring (BGR) innovation significantly improves SEE performance (e.g., SEL, SET, & SEU). BGR also significantly improves dose rate performance by >1.5 orders of magnitude higher than non-BGR protected circuits. SST's Parasitic Isolation Device (PID) structures have shown complete TID immunity to > 1Mrad. These methods do not adversely affect either circuit performance or yield. SST will demonstrate a procedure for integrating BGR and PID into an existing TI commercial DSP product. This Phase I effort, when demonstrated in Phase II silicon experiments, will enable manufacture of radiation-hardened DSP's which exceed MDA's required levels of radiation performance.

Principal Investigator:

Wesley Morris
President
5128919702
wmorris@siliconspacetech.com

Business Contact:

Jon Gwin
COO
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