MANUFACTURING COST ANALYSIS - GALLIUM ARSENIDE MMIC FOR PHASE ARRAY RADAR TRANSMIT/RECEIVER MODULES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$499,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
3645
Agency Tracking Number:
3645
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
35 Technology Dr, Warren, NJ, 07060
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Sarjit S Bharj
(201) 580-1268
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
MMIC YIELD IS THE SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN DETERMINING BOTH CHIP COST AND LEVEL OF INTEGRATION. IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE YIELD, IT IS NECESSARY TO ESTABLISH A CONSISTENT, REPRODUCIBLE PROCESS CONTROL, COUPLED WITH CREATIVE CIRCUIT DESIGN TECHNIQUES USED TO CREATE SHIP SETS WHICH ARE TOLERANT TO PROCESS VARIATIONS. A LARGE PROPORTION OF THE FINAL COST FOR THE END PRODUCT IS RELATED TO THE ASSEMBLY AND FINAL TESTING. THIS EXPLORATORY STUDY WILL CONDUCT COST ANALYSIS RESEARCH ON COMPUTER ASSISTED TECHNIQUES THAT WILL HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT ON THE YIELDS AND HENCE, COSTS AT VARIOUS MONITOR POINTS DURING THE MANUFACTURE, ASSEMBLY AND TESTING OF MMICS. AN X-BAND PHASE ARRAY RADAR CHIP SET WILL BE UTILIZED AS A TEST VEHICLE FOR THIS STUDY. DIRECT COST AND YIELD COMPARISONS WILL BE CONDUCTED AGAINST AN EQUIVALENT MIC FABRICATION.

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