Power Solutions for Integrated Anti-Tamper Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-10-C-0086
Agency Tracking Number: B083-041-0250
Amount: $999,978.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-041
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
WIDETRONIX
Langmuir Laboratory, 95 Brown Road - Box 1039, Ithaca, NY, 14850
DUNS: 139352947
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Thomas
 Chief Technology Officer
 (607) 330-4752
 cthomas@widetronix.com
Business Contact
 Jonathan Greene
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (607) 330-4752
Email: jgreene@widetronix.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Widetronix is commercializing betavoltaic batteries that produce nA to uA’s of current continuously for 3 to 100 years. In addition to meeting desired AT operational lifetimes (>25 years), these continuous power generators have high energy density potential enabling integration with ultra low-power microelectronics. In this proposed Phase II effort, Widetronix will demonstrate integration of Cornell’s ultra-low power micro-controller (SNAP) powered by a Widetronix 2 uW betavoltaic device. The phase II scope of work focuses on the following areas facilitate integration of these technologies: • Isotope – Develop isotope supply chain that maximizes power output and stability and provides a scalable pathway to volume manufacturing. • Semiconductor – optimize betavoltaic to specific isotopes by developing advanced modeling and testing protocols leading to a high volume manufacturing process. • Packaging – Develop MILSPEC packaging strategies that minimizes footprint while enabling integration of betavoltaic and SNAP microprocessor. • Integration –demonstrate betavoltaic device & SNAP processor on common printed circuit board with inputs for AT sensor with programmed AT functionality. This Phase II effort will result in a fully MILSPEC certified product enabling autonomous intelligence for AT sensors. First sales are anticipated in 2011 to defense contractors and 2013 in commercial sectors.

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