ULTRA-DENSE MAGNETORESISTIVE MASS MEMORY

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 12044
Amount: $492,143.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
5805 Amy Drive, Edina, MN, 55436
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James M. Daughton
 President
 (612) 920-8659
Business Contact
 JAMES M. DAUGHTON
Title: PRESIDENT
Phone: (612) 920-8659
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PROPOSED CONCEPT IS AN ULTRA-DENSE MAGNETORESISTIVE MASS MEMORY WITH AN ACCESS TIME OF A FEW MICROSECONDS, 100 MBYTES/SECOND DATA RATES, AND HIGH RELIABILITY DUE TO THE INHERENT RELIABILITY OF MAGNETIC STORAGE WITH NO MOVING PARTS. THE MASS MEMORY REQUIRES NO STANDBY POWER AND CAN BERADIATION HARD. THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN WILL UTILIZE THE MAGNETORESISTIVE RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY (MRAM) TECHNOLOGY CONCEIVED BY TWO OF THE INVESTIGATORS AND DEVELOPED FOR SPACE APPLICATION AT HONEYWELL(1). THE PROPOSED CONCEPTUAL DESIGN PROGRAM FOR A MRAM MASS MEMORY WOULD INCLUDE VERIFICATION TESTING OF MEMORY DENSITIES IN EXCESS OF 10(8) BIT/CM(2), DESIGN AND SIMULATION OF ALL CIRCUIT BLOCKS, A FLOOR PLAN FOR CIRCUITS AND THE INTEGRATED SYSTEM, THERMAL ANALYSIS, ELECTRICAL POWER AND DATA BUS ANALYSIS, AND DENSITY CALCULATIONS. AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE PHASE 1 RESEARCH, ALL PRELIMINARY WORK TO THE START OF A MASS MEMORY SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT WILL HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

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