A Multi-Technique Platform for Non-Invasive PCB Performance Evaluation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$99,998.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8201-05-P-1006
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-275-3053
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-275
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Small Business Information
NEOCERA, INC.
10000 Virginia Manor Road, Suite 300, Beltsville, MD, 20705
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
621757913
Principal Investigator
 Lee Knauss
 Director, Magma Project
 (301) 210-1010
 Lee.Knauss@neocera.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Hennigan
Title: Controller/Treasurer
Phone: (301) 210-1010
Email: hennigan@neocera.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A highly sensitive magnetic microscope with submicron resolution will be used to identify and assess difference between good, defective, and failing printed circuit boards (PCB)in order to develop a non-invasive technique for automatically detecting defects in PCBs. Three sensor types, SQUID, GMR, and MTJ will be tested to determine the best sensor or combination of sensors for this application. An optimized subtraction algorithm between images acquired on standard good and failing parts will be used to classify changes associated with common defects. The magnetic sensors used will have the ability to acquire 3-dimensional information on circuit damage with resolution better than 100 nanometers. In Phase II, magnetic data will be coupled with 3-D Xray technology to acquire a complete physical and electrical profile of defects in PCBs.

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