Miniature MEMS-based Data Recorder for PHM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,936.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0008
Award Id:
98030
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-100-0406
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-100
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6595 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ, 85704
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
157955597
Principal Investigator:
Justin Judkins
Principal Investigator
(520) 742-3300
justin.judkins@ridgetopgroup.com
Business Contact:
Douglas Goodman
President and CEO
(520) 742-3300
doug.goodman@ridgetopgroup.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I proposal requests support for Ridgetop Group, Inc. to demonstrate the feasibility of producing a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensor with a CMOS embedded technology. This proposal responds to Navy Topic N092-100, "Analysis of Prognostic Sensor Technologies for MEMS Applications in Military Systems." An experienced provider of advanced prognostics, Ridgetop will introduce the first known low cost, low power, and lightweight data monitoring solution for prognostic health management (PHM). This innovative solution uses a MEMS-first process methodology to fabricate MEMS sensors for temperature, shock, and vibration onto a single substrate that also contains sub-micron scale CMOS devices for the associated read-out and storage electronics. Phase I activities include the study and design at transistor level of the smart MEMS sensor. The research will performed at Ridgetop Group, Inc. and laboratories at University of Arizona, Tucson AZ will be utilized to develop and test the MEMS sensor. Phase II activities will focus on the pre-production of the prototype. The principal investigator, Justin Judkins, Ph.D., is well qualified to perform this work and has lead similar projects involving CMOS embedded system, data acquisition, sensor interface, and power management for extended battery life application.

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