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CELLULAR AUTOMATA SIMULATION OF THIN FILM DIAMOND DEPOSITION PROCESS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15775
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15775
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Akm Associates, Inc.
635 Mariner's Island Bivd., Suite 205 San Mateo, CA 94404
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: CELLULAR AUTOMATA SIMULATION OF THIN FILM DIAMOND DEPOSITION PROCESS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

ASAT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS EMPHASIZE LIGHT-WEIGHT NUCLEAR-HARD AND HIGH-POWER HARDWARE AND COMPONENTS. DIAMOND TECHNOLOGY BOTH AS SINGLE-CRYSTAL BULK MATERIAL AND PLYCRYSTALLINE THIN FILMS HAVE MANY POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS FOR ASAT OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE SYSTEMS. THE GOAL OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP A THEORETICAL MODEL OF DIAMOND FILM DEPOSITION SO THAT THERE WILL BE A SIMULATION GUIDE FOR EXPERIMENTAL WORK. IN ADDITION, THE SIMULATIONS WILL BE ABLE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN PROPOSED CHEMICAL MECHANISMS, AND TO INVESTIGATE THE ROLE OF POSSIBLE MODIFICATIONS TO THE SURFACE, SUCH AS THE INTRODUCTION OF SURFACE CHARGE. THE FIRST MODEL TO BE EXAMINED DURING PHASE I OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS THE CELLULAR AUTOMATA (CA) MODEL. THIS MODEL USES DISCRETE SPACE AND TIME INTERVALS. RULES FOR LOCAL INTERACTIONS ARE SELECTED AND AN INITIAL CONFIGURATION (SUCH AS A SINGLE SEED) IS USED AS A STARTING CONFIGURATION. COMPUTER SIMULATION PROCEEDS THEREAFTER AND THE RESULTING CONFIGURATIONS ARE OBSERVED. THE SECOND MODEL TO BE INVESTIGATED IN PHASE II OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS THE PERCOLATION MODEL. IN PHASE II OF THE PROPOSED EFFORT, WE WILL ATTEMPT TO ASSOCIATE PARAMETERS OF THE DEPOSITION PROCESS WITH PARAMETERS OF THE PERCOLATION. IN ADDITION IN PHASE II WE WILL MODEL MORE DETAILED FEATURES OF THE FILM DEPOSITION PROCESS USING CELLULAR AUTOMATA.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Adolph Smith
Principal Investigator
4155717910

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Akm Assocs Inc
635 Mariners Island Blvd - Ste 205 San Mateo, CA 94404

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