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A Single Event Upset Immune Re-Programmable FPGA Utilizing a Commercial…

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Department of Defense
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
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2003 / SBIR
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Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102 Piscataway, NJ -
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: A Single Event Upset Immune Re-Programmable FPGA Utilizing a Commercial Architecture
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: DTRA01-03-P-0181
Award Amount: $100,000.00


Radiation tolerant Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA's) have gained wide and rapid acceptance by military and aerospace equipment suppliers; however, there are presently a limited number of chip-sets available for production. The lack of FPGAalternatives severely limits the range of available functions and applications that would greatly benefit from increased performance with radiation hardness. Further, FPGA technology that can be produced from common mass production techniques is highlysought after for significant cost savings on a per unit basis. We propose to use our newly invented radiation tolerant high temperature non-linear dielectric to develop a Single Event Upset (SEU) immune re-programmable and nonvolatile logic device, asmall FPGA, that is immune to SEU events. In Phase I we will show proof of our high temperature non-linear dielectric proof of concept and in Phase II we will optimize the technology for prototype demonstration in a commercial manufacturing environmentusing common mass production techniques, and demonstrate packaged device functionality for use in radiation environments. Phase III will be product introduction to the military and commercial space markets. A ferroelectric Field Re-Programmable Gate Arrayhas significant potential to replace existing

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Cuchiaro
VP Business Development

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Gary S. Tompa
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Suite 103, 201 Circle Drive Piscataway, NJ 08854

EIN/Tax ID: 223175106
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Woman-Owned: No
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