QUANTIFICATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$50,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1986
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
3881
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Conversion Devices Inc
1675 W Maple Rd, Troy, MI, 48084
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 DAVID STRAND
 (313) 280-1900
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ECD INVENTED AND DEVELOPED THE CONCEPT OF USING A STRUCTURAL CHANGE IN A MATERIAL TO STORE INFORMATION. USING SEMICONDUCTOR DIODE LASERS TO RECORD, READ, AND ERASE INFORMATION ON PHASE CHANGE MEDIA OFFERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A PRODUCT WITH THE FEATURES OF MAGNETIC STORAGE MEDIA WITH GREATLY INCREASED STORAGE CAPACITY. THIS PROPOSAL IS DESIGNED TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS FOR THIS APPLICATION BY QUANTIFYING THEIR PERFORMANCE IN THE AREAS OF SENSITIVITY, SPEED, DATA CAPACITY, DATA TRANSFER RATES, CARRY TO NOISE RATIO AND OTHERS. THE PERFORMANCE IS COMPARED TO DESIRED LEVELS TO DETERMINE SUITABILITY FOR THIS APPLICATION.

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