Machine Diagnostics System on a Chip

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Microelectronics Activity
Amount:
$99,984.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
H94003-11-P-1102
Agency Tracking Number:
11-1A1
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
DMEA102-001
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Ridgetop Group, Inc.
6595 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ, 85704
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
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 Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Under this SBIR program, Ridgetop Group will introduce the first single-chip, low-cost, low-power, and lightweight data monitoring solution for applications on rotating machinery. To develop this innovative miniature data collection platform, Ridgetop proposes to:  Provide a novel data collector using submicron integrated MEMS/CMOS fabrication processes  Define a commercialization strategy that will achieve volume pricing target of ≤$2.50 per unit, within five years  Provide a support interface for selected asset management platforms used by military and commercial customers. Ridgetop has a proven track record of delivering high-tech solutions like this one, tailored to customers’ demanding end-applications. For example, we have recently designed a Data Memory Module (DMM) for commercial aircraft (Airbus A350) that has been qualified by the FAA to very rigorous DO-178B level C standards. We have also developed high-performance ASICs for other critical applications, including read-out electronics for satellite-borne camera systems, and prognostic sensors that detect wear-out in deep submicron technologies. Ridgetop has a complete Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tool-flow that enables us to function as a fabless semiconductor design house. We have successfully produced more than one dozen silicon designs over the last three years using these tools. Moreover, with our recent accreditation as a Trusted Supplier sponsored by the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA), Ridgetop is now able to provide trusted design services for our DoD customers. Our facility and personnel are currently approved at SECRET level.

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