DEVELOPMENT OF A SAFE SEPARATION SENSOR ACCELEROMETER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$44,085.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1149
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Silicon Designs
1445 Nw Mall St, Issaquah, WA, 98027
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John C. Cole
(206) 391-8329
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
MAJOR ADVANCES IN MICROELECTRONIC AND MICROMECHANICAL COMPONENTS HAVE BEEN MADE IN RECENT YEARS. THE OFFEROR HAS DEVELOPED A PRELIMINARY DESIGN FOR A VERY LOW-COST ACCELEROMETER THAT COMBINES THE SENSOR, SENSE AMPLIFIER AND A/D CONVERTER ON A SINGLE CHIP. ANALYSES INDICATE THAT THE DESIGN OFFERS A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN TEMPERATURE STABILITY OVER CONVENTIONAL APPROACHES. THE OFFEROR PROPOSES TO INVESTIGATE THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH APPLYING THIS DESIGN AS A SAFE SEPARATION SENSOR. ADVERSE EFFECTS OF VIBRATION WILL BE EXAMINED ON SIMILAR MICROMECHANICAL COMPONENTS. A SCALED BREADBOARD OF THE SENSORS AND ELECTRONICS WILL BE FABRICATED AND TESTED. DAMPING METHODS COMPATIBLE WITH MICROELECTRONIC AND MICROMECHANICAL COMPONENTS WILL BE INVESTIGATED. MODIFICATIONS TO AN EXISTING FABRICATION PROCESS WILL BE EXAMINED WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF IMPROVING ASSEMBLY YIELD. FINALLY, A COST MODEL WILL BE DEVELOPED TO EVALUATE COMMERCIAL FEASIBILITY.

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