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Diamond Technology High Temperature Electronics Radiation Hardened Interceptor…

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
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Small Business Information
AET, Inc.
1900 S. Harbor City Blvd. Suite 225 Melbourne, FL 32901-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Diamond Technology High Temperature Electronics Radiation Hardened Interceptor Communications
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-07-C-0183
Award Amount: $99,577.00


The goal of this program is to develop high-speed interceptor communications solutions that are hardened to space and nuclear radiation, including high altitude nuclear explosions (HANEs). As part of this program, AET will specifically investigate the use of advanced diamond technology for communications applications. The approach of AET, Inc. is to first identify a communication system architecture and technology that have applicability to MDA interceptor communications. Radiation hardening techniques will be studied for each of the most promising system architecture, specifically focusing on integrating advanced diamond and carbon nanotubes into the architecture. The output will be a set of communications system and hardware trades, which substantiate a proposed solution and provides quantifiable metrics for comparison. Communications transmit/receive modules may be appropriate for engineering studies. To support a complete system design effort in Phase II, AET, Inc. will develop new models that will be needed to verify the operation of the radiation hardened components as well as the advanced diamond technologies. Computer simulations will be run to predict the performance of the interceptor communications systems under a variety of environmental conditions. AET, Inc will begin coordination with MDA contractors to ensure products will be relevant to ongoing and planned projects.

Principal Investigator:

Glenn T. Hess
Chief Technical Officer

Business Contact:

Thomas J. Sanders
Chief Financial Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

1900 S. Harbor City Blvd. Suite 236 Melbourne, FL 32901

EIN/Tax ID: 593226810
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
VU Station B #351824
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235 1824
Contact: Jim Davidson
Contact Phone: (615) 343-7886
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university