Ultra Low Power - Rad-Hard SRAM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-10-M-0152
Agency Tracking Number: F093-082-2103
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF093-082
Solitcitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
RNET Technologies, Inc.
240 W. Elmwood Dr., Suite 2010, Dayton, OH, 45459
Duns: 141943030
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Todd Grimes
 Project Manager
 (937) 433-2886
Business Contact
 V. Nagarajan
Title: President
Phone: (937) 433-2886
Email: vnagarajan@Rnet-Tech.com
Research Institution
Affordable satellite communications support for tomorrow’s warfighter is of utmost importance. As a result, the payloads for military communication satellite are likely to grow in size, weight, and complexity with greater levels of power compensation. Therefore, the Air Force is interested in the exploration of more power efficient communications processing microelectronics with enhanced performance, while remaining within the space and weight (lift) limits of a Medium Launch Vehicle. Therefore, the Air Force is interested in the development of power efficient, reliable, high speed, Single Event Effect (SEE) immune memory and/or logic devices capable of operating with a supply voltage of 2.5 volts or less to reduce power requirements and to withstand a variety of harsh environmental effects from long term Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO), along with a variety of additional requirements.. As result, we are planning to demonstrate an Ultra Low Power (ULP) SRAM architecture integrated with an innovative radiation hardening techniques in the Phase I program. The ULP SRAM will be designed to support both high performance and ULP modes of operation. BENEFIT: It is anticipated that the Phase I work will demonstrate the feasibility of our innovative ULP/Rad-Hard SRAM architecture. In Phase II, we will optimize the designs developed in Phase I and then fabricate “prototype” devices, which will be thoroughly evaluated for meeting the ULP and rad-hard performance requirements. Development of a ULP/Rad-Hard SRAM device is paramount to fulfill military (and other agencies) needs in support of communication satellites, avionics, and ground terminals, which can also be applied to equivalent commercial applications.

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