Design-Hardened Radiation Tolerant Microelectronics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,974.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-08-M-0008
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-094-1509
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF073-094
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Small Business Information
MICROELECTRONICS RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT CO
4775 Centennial Avenue, Suite 130, Colorado Springs, CO, 80919
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
619085371
Principal Investigator:
Michael Sibley
Principal Investigator
(505) 294-1962
michael.sibley@micro-rdc.com
Business Contact:
Karen Van Cura
Cheif Financial Officer
(719) 531-0805
karen.vancura@micro-rdc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Producing components that satisfy all of the BMDS space and interceptor environment specs traditionally has been not only costly but also untimely. One of the most difficult design constraints is making the components unaffected by the radiation environments of space. We propose to develop and demonstrate a standard cell structured ASIC approach that will ultimately produce radiation hardened components faster and cheaper than historically possible. This approach can take advantage of either RHBD or RHBP libraries. Because this approach is based on a standard cell approach it facilitates migration to new processes seamlessly and almost effortlessly. Once the one base structured ASIC is manufactured the AFRL and other DoD programs will be able to manufacture components with only two personalization via mask layers as opposed to creating all process masks which are expensive.

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