Electronics Modeling and Design for Cryogenic and Radiation Hard Applications

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX09CD74P
Agency Tracking Number: 085482
Amount: $99,678.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: X1.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
CoolCAD Electronics
7101 Poplar Avenue, Takoma Park, MD, 20912-4671
DUNS: 784794930
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Neil Goldsman
 Principal Investigator
 (240) 432-6535
 neil.goldsman@coolcadelectronics.com
Business Contact
 Neil Goldsman
Title: President
Phone: (240) 432-6535
Email: neil.goldsman@coolcadelectronics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We are developing CAD tools, models and methodologies for electronics design for circuit operation in extreme environments with a focus on very low temperature and radiation effects. These new tools and methodologies will help enable NASA to design next generation electronics. Such capabilities will significantly improve reliability, performance and lifetime of electronics that are used for space applications, including satellites and space travel. This will be achieved through the development of novel physics-based modeling techniques and verified by experiment. The new cryogenic design tools will greatly reduce the chances of error during actual circuit implementation, and thus reduce the number of design cycles, thereby substantially decreasing fabrication times and expenses. Models and CAD tools are relatively inexpensive as compared to fabrication costs; thus the results of this project should provide a very large return on investment.

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