Radiation-Hardened By Design Techniques for Total Dose and Single Event Upset

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-05-M-0091
Agency Tracking Number: F051-018-1205
Amount: $99,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-018
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
3620 Lost Creek Boulevard, Austin, TX, 78735
DUNS: 147671957
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wesley Morris
 President
 (512) 891-9702
 wmorris@siliconspacetech.com
Business Contact
 Jon Gwin
Title: Director
Phone: (210) 822-9706
Email: jgwin@siliconspacetech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Silicon Space Technology and team member ATK Mission Research, in collaboration with Jazz Semiconductor, propose to develop and demonstrate a very deep submicron cell library and design system for radiation hardened ASICs and standard products. Specifically, we will develop a scaleable 180 nm, hardened-by-design (HBD) cell library to support the radiation-hardening of ASICs fabricated in commercial silicon foundries. The performance and radiation hardness will be demonstrated in Phase I by extensive modeling and simulation of the process. Our team has extensive expertise in commercial process integration, device development in leading-edge commercial technology, device development in traditional HBD, and radiation-hardening techniques using HBP and HBD technology. This critical combination is the key to successful implementation of the radiation-hardened process modules. Silicon Space Technology's proprietary HBI approach, combined with leading-edge silicon foundry manufacturing and an industry leading HBD innovator, should realize significant performance and manufacturing advantages over existing RHIC producers, while reducing component cost and time-to-market. The emergence of such products from leading-edge CMOS foundries should achieve the previously unattainable goal of deploying the latest electronics while minimizing the risk of mission failure due to space radiation.

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