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Wide Temperature Rad-Hard ASIC for Process Control of a Fuel Cell System

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
094063
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
X1.03
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Ridgetop Group, Inc.
3580 West Ina Road Tucson, AZ 85741-2276
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Wide Temperature Rad-Hard ASIC for Process Control of a Fuel Cell System
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CC02C
Award Amount: $599,991.00
 

Abstract:

Ridgetop Group developed a top-level design of a rad-hard application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) for spacecraft power management that is functional over a temperature range of -180 to +130<SUP>o</SUP>C. This ASIC is intended to work in conjunction with a fuel cell power system and battery backup to provide uninterrupted power to critical modules in space.Ridgetop has designed a novel integrated circuit for the power management of space systems. This design combines custom circuit modules with silicon-proven IP to create a system-on-chip solution. This application will be a single monolithic circuit designed for fabrication on the IBM 5AM SiGe process. The significance of this innovation is a single reliable component (ASIC) that will meet platform requirements for high voltage, wide operating temperature range, and radiation tolerance (minimum 100 krads total ionizing dose (TID), and 100 MeVcm2/mg single-event latchup (SEL)). Ridgetop has been working with a prime contractor to identify and flow-down mission requirements for the power management ASIC.During Phase 2, a final prototype unit will be fabricated to these specifications, and units will be packaged, tested, and silicon validation results will be produced.Estimated TRL at beginning and end of Phase 2 contract: Begin: 3, End: 6

Principal Investigator:

Justin Judkins
Principal Investigator
5207423300
justin.judkins@ridgetopgroup.com

Business Contact:

Milena Thompson
Business Official
5205203300
milena@ridgetop-group.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ridgetop Group, Inc.
3580 West Ina Road Tucson, AZ -

EIN/Tax ID: 860979220
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No