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Wide Temperature Range DC-DC Boost Converters for Command/Control/Drive…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88163
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
074194
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SJT MICROPOWER INC
16411 N SKYRIDGE LN FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ 85268-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Wide Temperature Range DC-DC Boost Converters for Command/Control/Drive Electronics
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CD19P
Award Amount: $99,740.00
 

Abstract:

We shall develop wide temperature range DC-DC boost converters that can be fabricated using commercial CMOS foundries. The boost converters will increase the low voltage supply (~ 0.7 to 3V) of an advanced CMOS integrated circuit to the higher values (3-10V) required for integrated command/control/drive electronics for sensors, actuators and instrumentation. The high voltage capability is a result of our patented, CMOS compatible transistor technology that is radiation tolerant (TID>1 MRad), SEL immune and capable of wide temperature range operation (-196C to +150C). This new transistor technology has been demonstrated at multiple foundries and advanced device models are available for circuit design and simulation. The DC-DC boost converters will be integrated directly with the CMOS components to provide a single chip solution, greatly reducing the number of active and passive components that would otherwise be required. By allowing enhanced voltage operation in future CMOS technology nodes we will be avoiding many of the obsolescence problems facing NASA missions that are dependent upon commercial electronics. The circuits will be designed to operate in low temperature environments that experience wide temperature swings such as those found on the moon, Mars, Titan, Europa and comets.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Ervin
Principal Investigator
4802981847
jervin@sjtmicropower.com

Business Contact:

Pamela M. DiSalvo
Business Manager
4808168077
pdisalvo@cox.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

SJT Micropower
16411 N. Skyridge Lane Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

EIN/Tax ID: 861028814
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No