Diamond Technology High Temperature Electronics Radiation Hardened Interceptor Communications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,577.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-07-C-0183
Agency Tracking Number:
B074-010-0094
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA07-T010
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AET, INC.
1900 S. Harbor City Blvd., Suite 236, Melbourne, FL, 32901
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
878400068
Principal Investigator
 Glenn Hess
 Chief Technical Officer
 (321) 727-0328
 ghess@aet-usa.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Sanders
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (321) 727-0328
Email: tjs@aet-usa.com
Research Institution
 VANDERBILT UNIV.
 Jim Davidson
 VU Station B #351824
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN, 37235 1824
 (615) 343-7886
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The goal of this program is to develop high-speed interceptor communications solutions that are hardened to space and nuclear radiation, including high altitude nuclear explosions (HANEs). As part of this program, AET will specifically investigate the use of advanced diamond technology for communications applications. The approach of AET, Inc. is to first identify a communication system architecture and technology that have applicability to MDA interceptor communications. Radiation hardening techniques will be studied for each of the most promising system architecture, specifically focusing on integrating advanced diamond and carbon nanotubes into the architecture. The output will be a set of communications system and hardware trades, which substantiate a proposed solution and provides quantifiable metrics for comparison. Communications transmit/receive modules may be appropriate for engineering studies. To support a complete system design effort in Phase II, AET, Inc. will develop new models that will be needed to verify the operation of the radiation hardened components as well as the advanced diamond technologies. Computer simulations will be run to predict the performance of the interceptor communications systems under a variety of environmental conditions. AET, Inc will begin coordination with MDA contractors to ensure products will be relevant to ongoing and planned projects.

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