High Resolution ADC on an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (HRADC-ASIC)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-14-M-0047
Agency Tracking Number: F131-073-0221
Amount: $149,925.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-073
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
1300 Britt SE, Albuquerque, NM, -
DUNS: 081475873
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David McIntire
 Electrical&Controls Group Lead
 (505) 767-1251
Business Contact
 Tom Edmondson
Title: Director, Contracts&Programs
Phone: (505) 767-1214
Email: tom.edmondson@aptec.com
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: Performance of space-based digital control systems is limited by the low resolution of available radiation-hardened Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs) and Digital to Analog Converters (DACs). Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes to develop a High Resolution ADC on an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (HRADC-ASIC) that provides: Up to 16-22 bits of resolution with corresponding Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) expected to range from 90 dB to 120 dB, a significant improvement over the 14 bits and 86 dB SNR currently available in a rad-hard ADC Variable resolution and bandwidth A radiation-hardened by design part suitable for the space environment Low power, initially estimated at<100 mW Small size and weight, part fits in standard ceramic quad flat packages (CQFP) BENEFIT: A high-resolution radiation-hardened ADC will be a key component in any digital control application in a radiation environment (space or nuclear) requiring high dynamic range. There will be applications in payload and spacecraft sensing and control, launch vehicle engine and fuel control, and nuclear power plant operations, automation and remediation.

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