Power Solutions for Integrated Anti-Tamper Technologies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$499,995.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0147-12-C-7003
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-1688a
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA08-041
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
WIDETRONIX
950 Danby Road, Suite 139, Ithaca, NY, 14850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
139352947
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Thomas
Chief Technology Officer
(607) 330-4752
cthomas@widetronix.com
Business Contact:
Jonathan Greene
Chief Executive Officer
(607) 330-4752
jgreene@widetronix.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Widetronix is commercializing betavoltaic batteries that produce nA to uA"s of current continuously for 3 to 100 years. In addition to meeting desired AT operational lifetimes (>25 years), these continuous power generators have high energy density potential enabling integration with ultra low-power microelectronics. In this proposed Phase II effort, Widetronix will demonstrate integration of Cornell"s ultra-low power micro-controller (SNAP) powered by a Widetronix 2 uW betavoltaic device. The phase II scope of work focuses on the following areas facilitate integration of these technologies: Isotope Develop isotope supply chain that maximizes power output and stability and provides a scalable pathway to volume manufacturing. Semiconductor optimize betavoltaic to specific isotopes by developing advanced modeling and testing protocols leading to a high volume manufacturing process. Packaging Develop MILSPEC packaging strategies that minimizes footprint while enabling integration of betavoltaic and SNAP microprocessor. Integration demonstrate betavoltaic device & SNAP processor on common printed circuit board with inputs for AT sensor with programmed AT functionality. This Phase II effort will result in a fully MILSPEC certified product enabling autonomous intelligence for AT sensors. First sales are anticipated in 2011 to defense contractors and 2013 in commercial sectors.

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