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Radiation Hardened Electronics and Techniques

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-18-C-7445
Agency Tracking Number: B181-007-0057
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA18-007
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-06-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-12-24
Small Business Information
2900 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
United States
DUNS: 013017947
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Larry Sadwick
 (801) 975-7399
Business Contact
 Jennifer Hwu
Phone: (801) 975-7399
Research Institution

The MDA has needs for radiation-hardened electrical components and circuits. Thermionic-based vacuum devices have demonstrated their ruggedness and insensitivity to radiation, making them the top choice for space based operation.However, manual and cumbersome fabrication does not render it to circuit integration in an integrated circuit (IC) format to ensure best reliability and performance possible, until now. InnoSys has successfully demonstrated its Solid State Vacuum DeviceTM (SSVDTM) concept of employing advanced microfabrication and IC structure into VED design to dramatically improve performance, reliability and manufacturing. For this SBIR, InnoSys will focus on, as InnoSys calls them, microminiature- thermionic-vacuum (MTV) devices (e.g. vacuum diodes, triodes, and transistors) which has been developed as a part of our SSVDTMs.Originally developed for harsh environment particularly extreme temperatures, verification testing by third parties has verified their radiation insensitive operation.InnoSys has continued to improve SSVDTMs based on new techniques including additive manufacturing. The results of this effort within VEDs will led to the IC design/manufacturing of MTV based radiation insensitive electronics. These will become the basic building blocks for radiation insensitive digital and analog ICs with inherent operate-through capability requiring minimal shielding and/or C&R under this SBIR specifically to meet the needs of MDA.Approved for Public Release | 18-MDA-9710 (6 Jul 18)

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