Electronics Modeling and Design for Cryogenic and Radiation Hard Applications

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,678.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX09CD74P
Agency Tracking Number:
085482
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
784794930
Principal Investigator:
Neil Goldsman
Principal Investigator
(240) 432-6535
neil.goldsman@coolcadelectronics.com
Business Contact:
Neil Goldsman
President
(240) 432-6535
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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