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Sub-Picosecond Resolution Time-to-Digital Converter

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
78050
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
81125S06-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Science and Novel Technology
27 Via Porto Grande Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-7848
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Sub-Picosecond Resolution Time-to-Digital Converter
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84493
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Sub-picosecond-resolution time-to-digital converters are needed to satisfy the requirements of time-on-flight measurements for the next generation of high energy and nuclear physics experiments. The converters must be highly integrated, power effective, and low cost, and feature plug-and-play capabilities, in order to handle the increasing number of channels (up to hundreds of millions). Current state-of-the-art, time-to-digital-converter integrated circuits do not have the sufficient degree of integration and flexibility to fulfill these requirements. This project will develop a multiple channel, time-to-digital converter which will provide high accuracy (sub-picosecond range), low power consumption, and minimal switching noise. In Phase I, the critical components of the system, including signal delay lines and delay-locked loops with proprietary differential delay cells, will be designed and simulated. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by the Applicant: The converter should find applications in electronics for high energy physics and nuclear physics experiments, radar systems, collision-avoiding devices for military and commercial aircraft, space ship docking for NASA, anti-missile defense, and measurement instrumentation.

Principal Investigator:

Vladimir Bratov
Dr.
3105289110
bratov@comcast.net

Business Contact:

Vladimir Katzman
Dr.
3105282532
traffic405@cox.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Science and Novel Technology Company
27 Via Porto Grande Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

EIN/Tax ID: 383654319
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No