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Automated Measurement of Passive Devices in Printed Circuit Assemblies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Microelectronics Activity
Contract: HQ072723P0023
Agency Tracking Number: 23-3F6
Amount: $196,986.10
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DMEA231-008
Solicitation Number: 23.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2023
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-07-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-08
Small Business Information
400 Continental Blvd. 6th Floor
El Segundo, CA 90245-1111
United States
DUNS: 147683635
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Louis Y. Ungar
 (310) 822-5231
 louisungar@ieee.org
Business Contact
 Louis Y. Ungar
Phone: (310) 822-5231
Email: louisungar@ieee.org
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

Passive components, such as resistors, capacitors and inductors, present a unique complication when reverse engineering is attempted.  Automated measurements of device values on populated printed circuit boards  - resistance, capacitance and inductance - is complicated by the network effect of neighboring components connected to the component being measured.  Some solutions are applicable to some components, but depending on physical size, physical configuration, availability of markings or actual values measured, some solutions will not work for all components.  We are proposing an automated and consistent solution that provides for the most accurate measurement mechanism for all passive components, so that an accurate bill of material (BOM) can be generated.  Our approach also improves the reliability of the netlist generation process.

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