Reconfigurable Course-Grain Analog Arrays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-10-C-0030
Agency Tracking Number: B08B-007-0079
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-T007
Solicitation Number: 2008.B
Small Business Information
3900 Westpoint Boulevard, Suite D, Winston-Salem, NC, 27103
DUNS: 139626522
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Kemerling
 Chief Technology Officer
 (336) 774-2150
Business Contact
 Lynn Hayden
Title: President
Phone: (336) 774-2150
Research Institution
 The University of Tennessee
 Benjamin J Blalock
 Dept of Electrical Engineering
404 Ferris Hall
Knoxville, TN, 37996
 (865) 974-0927
 Nonprofit college or university
A radiation hardened via-configurable analog array (RHVCAA) is proposed to provide a rapid prototyping mixed signal platform for implementing radiation hardened and high performance custom analog system designs. In phase I the feasibility of implementing RHVCAAs was investigated. Existing Triad semiconductor VCAA technology was assessed to determine modifications required to comply with radiation specifications. TID experiments were performed on a Triad commercial VCAA to determine the radiation hardness. Analysis of an existing bulk processes to meet the desired level of radiation hardness was also completed. Finally, a design methodology for developing RHVCAA¡¦s was developed. Phase I results indicate the RHVCAA concept is practically feasible and would provide and excellent means of developing prototype and production custom analog solutions for MDA applications. Phase II will focus on the realization of the circuit blocks and validation of the radiation requirements conformance. The two key objectives in phase II will be: 1. Development of a RHVCAA test device on IBM¡¦s CMOS7RF (0.18ƒÝ CMOS) process containing analog building blocks necessary to implement the RHVCAAs. 2. Radiation hardness and performance validation of the analog functions implemented on the RHVCAA test device.

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