Innovative Manufacturing Process Improvements (Bulk)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,960.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-06-C-0112
Award Id:
78512
Agency Tracking Number:
053-1355
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3620 Lost Creek Boulevard, Austin, TX, 78735
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Wesley Morris
President
(512) 891-9702
wmorris@siliconspacetech.com
Business Contact:
Jon Gwin
Chief Operating Officer
(210) 822-9706
jgwin@siliconspacetech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Silicon Space Technology (with LSI Logic and Jazz Semiconductor) proposes to demonstrate an innovative manufacturing process technology implementing our hardened-by-isolation (HBI) approach for near-term insertion into BMD discrete components. We will develop scaleable bulk test circuit elements using 130 nm technology enhanced by SEE and TID mitigation process modules supporting radiation-hardening and cryogenic performance of components fabricated in commercial foundries. Extensive modeling and simulation will demonstrate performance and radiation hardness in Phase I. Our team's expertise in commercial process integration, device development in leading-edge commercial technology, and radiation-hardening techniques using HBP technology is crucial to successful implementation of the radiation-hardened process modules. Silicon Space's HBI approach, combined with leading-edge silicon foundry manufacturing, provides fabrication processes enhancing capabilities, product quality and reliability, manufacturing yields and sub-systems and component performance while reducing unit costs, cycle time, and process variability. These innovations solve the pervasive design, fabrication, and sustainment manufacturing problems experienced by Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). This program will allow rapid transition of the results into systems and subsystems being developed for the BMDS. Leading-edge CMOS foundries producing these products will achieve the previously unattainable goal of deploying the latest electronics while minimizing risk of mission failure due to space radiation.

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