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A Digital Correlation Spectrometer Chip with 1 GHz Bandwidth, 4096 Spectral…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77678
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053139
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spaceborne, Inc.
742 Foothill Blvd., Suite 2B La Canada, CA 91011-3441
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: A Digital Correlation Spectrometer Chip with 1 GHz Bandwidth, 4096 Spectral Channels, and 4 W Power Consumption for Passive Microwave Remote Sensing Instruments
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC06CB24C
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

NASA's future Earth-Sun System missions require the rapid development of small, low-cost remote sensing instruments for the analysis of chemical and physical properties of planetary atmospheres. The objective of the proposed project (Phases I and II) is to research, develop, and demonstrate the first space-qualifiable digital correlation spectrometer on a single chip which, if successful, will reduce the risk, cost, size, and development time of microwave spectrometers and will enable space-science observations measurements that were not previously possible. The innovative approach proposed for achieving the objective consists of a synergistic combination of the following: (a) a unique parallel architecture that will reduce the operating clock frequency, relative to a single-stream architecture, by a factor of 2 and consequently will lower significantly the power consumption, (b) novel differential analog and digital circuits that will improve robustness while operating in the presence of total dose natural radiation found in the space environment, and (c) an advanced 0.13 um CMOS fabrication process with cooper interconnect, available at relatively low-cost through the MOSIS fabrication facility from IBM, for manufacturing high-performance, low-power, reliable, and robust (total dose radiation and latch-up resistant) space-qualifiable chips.

Principal Investigator:

Constantin Timoc
Principal Investigator
8189520126
ctimoc@aol.com

Business Contact:

Constantin Timoc
Business Official
8189520126
ctimoc@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Spaceborne, Inc.
742 Foothill Blvd., Suite 2 B La Canada, CA 91011

EIN/Tax ID: 953722551
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No