Multifunctional Nanoscale Sensor Development for Cognitive Missiles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0043
Agency Tracking Number: A062-036-2238
Amount: $119,550.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-036
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
1900 S. Harbor City Blvd., Suite 236, Melbourne, FL, 32901
DUNS: 878400068
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Sanders
 (321) 727-0328
Business Contact
 Thomas Sanders, Jr.
Title: Director of Operations
Phone: (321) 727-0328
Research Institution
The primary objective of this SBIR program is the development of approaches that provides for passive and active circuit component manufacturing to be used in missiles and other air vehicle multifunctional skin applications. The approach of AET, Inc. is to develop nanoscale sensors that can be integrated with a silicon-based integrated circuit for incorporation into the skin of cognitive missiles and other air vehicles. In the Phase I SBIR program, we will begin by developing the technology necessary to integrate nanoscale diamond films with the integrated circuit. In addition, AET will investigate additional sensors that may be integrated into the nanoscale sensor chip. Sensors fabricated with these technologies will use the analog and digital circuits built into the silicon chip to process data and readout information needed by the missiles and air vehicles. A preliminary design of a prototype nanoscale sensor chip will be completed. AET will also develop easy-to-use computer models for the nanosensors as a part of the development process. These new models will then be used to design new sensors that will meet the needs of the military. Computer simulations will be run to predict the performance of the nanosensors under a variety of environmental conditions.

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