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Radiation Hardened Controller

Award Information

Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Amtec Corporation
500 Wynn Dr. Suite 314 Huntsville, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Radiation Hardened Controller
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-07-C-0093
Award Amount: $99,863.00


Reliable, capable, and radiation hardened control electronics are critical and needed for successful completion of postulated missile defense engagements. These electronics are used in motor controllers and divert and attitude control systems (DACS) for missile interceptors and space systems. The existing GBI Booster stage 2 and 3 TVCs, a.k.a. Electronics Control Unit (ECU), have not been hardened to HAENS and natural radiation environments. These controllers are critical for mission success since they drive electromechanical actuators used for pitch and yaw functions of stage 2 and 3 rocket nozzles. The successful completion of all 3 phases of this effort will result in a radiation hardened TVC design that will meet HAENS and natural radiation environment survivability requirements and show marked improvement in other performance parameters. The design approach will be used to reduce cost and extend utility across multiple electronic controller applications. During Phase 1, a prototype controller design will be upgraded to meet survivability requirements and a Phase 2 parts and prototype characterization plan will be developed.

Principal Investigator:

Barry Posey
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Robert H. Calahan
Business Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

500 Wynn Dr. Suite 314 Huntsville, AL 35816

EIN/Tax ID: 630971006
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No