Innovative Mitigation of Radiation Effects in Advanced Technology Nodes

Innovative Mitigation of Radiation Effects in Advanced Technology Nodes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA118C0039
Agency Tracking Number: T2-0305
Amount: $999,985.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2018
Solicitation Year: 2016
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA16A-003
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Small Business Information
4775 Centennial Boulevard, Suite 130, Colorado Springs, CO, 80919
DUNS: 619085371
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Eaton
 (505) 296-2886
 paul.eaton@micro-rdc.com
Business Contact
 Karen Van Cura
Phone: (719) 531-0805
Email: karen.vancura@micro-rdc.com
Research Institution
 Arizona State University
 Sarah Gates
 600 South Mill Avenue, Suite 312
Tempe, AZ, 85287
 (480) 727-3745
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Micro-RDC has developed portable radiation effects test structures that scale to new process nodes.These structures will enable the investigation of the effects of radiation on the new technology from the material processing level as well as the circuit level.Fabricating the chosen structures and the refinement of software to extract the model parameters will be completed in this effort.A suite of test structures can be used to create the model parameters with coverage for the variety of transistor geometries commonly used in the process.This effort will focus on extracting the relevant parameters from electrical characterization over Total Ionizing Dose and Single Event Effects.The extracted parameters from the chosen test structures will allow for the construction of accurate simulation models.Subscribers will be able to predict radiation effects without having to run expensive test chips.This effort will appeal to programs needing efficiency in both schedule and cost for aerospace end users.Due to the expense of advanced nodes, the cost saving represented by program developed technology will have a significant licensing demand.The licensed technology will be provided as an extension to the Foundry PDK.

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