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Innovative Computational Mitigation of Radiation Effects in Nano-technology…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
T103-002-0050
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
DTRA103-002
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Orora Design Technologies, Inc.
18378 Redmond Fall CIty Road Redmond, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Innovative Computational Mitigation of Radiation Effects in Nano-technology Microelectronics
Agency: DOD
Contract: HDTRA1-12-P-0009
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

Orora Design Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop an innovative computer-aided design (CAD) based methodology and enabling tools for rapid radiation-hardened prototyping and migration of military satellite microelectronics. A key innovative tool to be explored is automated generation and validation of behavioral models for complex analog, digital and mixed-signal circuits, including radiation effects, that offers 100-1000x faster than the state-of-art. This allows the modeling of device reliability in the target---often finer feature sized---process that is different from the obsolescent process. The second innovation is to develop an optimization-based design tool that reads the design data base of an obsolescent part (GDS-II layout for analog and mixed-signal circuits), extracting automatically the circuit functionality as well as design constraints, radiation-hardening circuitry, and then re-optimizes and generates automatically a new design for the target fabrication process to meet the form, packaging, function, power and timing requirements; this parallels re-synthesis using radiation-hardened standard cell libraries for digital functionalities. This methodology will be demonstrated, together with Boeing Solid-State Electronics Development, by automated synthesis and migration of a commonly used class of satellite microcircuits and characterizing for radiation hardness, operating temperature range, functionality and reliability.

Principal Investigator:

Lili Zhou
Senior Member of Technical Staff
(425) 702-9196
lili.zhou@orora.com

Business Contact:

Tracey Luo
Board Director
(425) 702-9196
tracey.luo@orora.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Orora Design Technologies, Inc.
18378 Redmond Fall CIty Road Redmond, WA -

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