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Development of Nuclear Event Detection and Circumvention Controller Technology

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
AET, Inc.
1900 S. Harbor City Blvd. Suite 225 Melbourne, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Development of Nuclear Event Detection and Circumvention Controller Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00178-04-C-1038
Award Amount: $69,463.00


In this proposal we discuss several potential approaches to solutions of the current problems associated with transient gamma radiation circumvention in US Navy electronic systems. AET, Inc. proposes a comprehensive and cost-effective solution to the nuclear event circumvention problem, with wide application in US Navy strategic systems. Three options will be considered as solutions to the radiation circumvention problem. The first approach includes a radiation detector and a circumvention chip that controls the circumvention sequence for the entire system. The second approach provides each integrated circuit (IC) with an individual circumvention chip with onboard radiation detector and control electronics. The third approach integrates a radiation detector and control electronics on each IC chip. AET, Inc. engineers will develop the technology and will employ consultants and design/fabrication capabilities as needed. AET, Inc. is uniquely qualified to perform this work because of the long experience that its engineers and consultants have in radiation effects on integrated circuits. In addition, the AET, Inc. team has strong experience in modeling and design of integrated circuits for military applications. The AET, Inc. engineers as well as all of its consultants presently have SECRET security clearances.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas J. Sanders

Business Contact:

Thomas J. Sanders
Director of Operations
Small Business Information at Submission:

1600 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 201 Melbourne, FL 32935

EIN/Tax ID: 593226810
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No