Radiation Hard Electronics for Advanced Communication Systems

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CD99P
Agency Tracking Number: 104509
Amount: $99,954.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: O1.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
ICs
ID, McCall, ID, 83638-2236
DUNS: 826758984
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Maki
 Principal Investigator
 (208) 771-1695
 mcomaki@gmail.com
Business Contact
 Joseph Feeley
Title: Business Official
Phone: (208) 315-0029
Email: Joe.Feeley@frontiernet.net
Research Institution
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Abstract
Advanced reconfigurable/reprogrammable communication systems will require use of commercial sub 100 nm electronics. Legacy radiation tolerant circuits fail to provide Single Event Upset (SEU) immunity at speeds greater than 500 MHz. New base level logic circuits are needed to provide SEU immunity for high speed circuits afforded by sub 100 nm technology. A completely new circuit and system approach called Self Recovery Logic is proposed for development herein which is able to function at the full speed afforded by the fabrication process and able to tolerate SEU impacts not possible with legacy circuits. Moreover, a truly fault tolerant system is proposed which is projected to replace Triple Modular Redundancy as the on-chip means for fault tolerance. With the proposed building blocks in place, advanced reconfigurable and reprogrammable high speed devices can be implemented. A multiprocessor with advanced error correction and data compression capability is proposed for future development.

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