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
Award Id:
73266
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-275-3053
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10000 Virginia Manor Road, Suite 300, Beltsville, MD, 20705
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
621757913
Principal Investigator:
LeeKnauss
Director, Magma Project
(301) 210-1010
Lee.Knauss@neocera.com
Business Contact:
ThomasHennigan
Controller/Treasurer
(301) 210-1010
hennigan@neocera.com
Research Institute:
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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