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Company Information:

Name: Crossfield Technology LLC
Address: 9390 Research Blvd
Suite I200
Austin, TX
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (512) 795-0220

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,049,407.00 20
SBIR Phase II $9,883,502.00 8

Award List:

Wireless MEMs BioSensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dennis Ferguson, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,921.00
Abstract:
Crossfield is proposing to develop a low cost, single chip plant bio-monitor using an embedded MEMs based infrared (IR) spectroscopy gas sensor for carbon dioxide and oxygen sensing, a temperature sensor, a visible light sensor, and a MEMs based soil moisture sensor. In addition, the signal… More

Conformal Semiconductor Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dennis Ferguson, RF/Microwave Engineer & Partner
Award Amount: $69,125.00
Abstract:
Crossfield proposes to develop a hybrid direct write technique for developing conformal circuits and semiconductors. Crossfield, together with Honeywell and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) intend to demonstrate a conformal circuit technique that enables the metal elements of the… More

ASIC Forensic Redesign

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dennis Ferguson, RF Engineer & Partner
Award Amount: $79,861.00
Abstract:
Crossfield proposes an innovative forensic approach for re-engineering legacy devices based upon using a mechanical/ion-etch (dry etch) process to extract transistor and transistor interconnect data. This transistor netlist data is then fed through an extract program to establish a gate level… More

Intelligent 4-Way GPU Advanced Switching Bridge Chip for Simulation and Scene Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gary McMillian, Technologist & Partner
Award Amount: $99,598.00
Abstract:
The Crossfield simulator will significantly increase the MDA's ability to evaluate a missile defense systems' effectiveness without conducting expensive field tests and will enable faster development of anti-missile systems. The simulator uses clusters of high-performance Central Processor Units… More

Compact Ultra-Wideband Target Identification System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary McMillian, Technologist & Partner
Award Amount: $99,896.00
Abstract:
Crossfield proposes a high dynamic range, ultra-wideband, receiver-digitizer that will enable implementation of a compact UWB target identification system for the detection and location of targets and weapons concealed behind walls or foliage or hidden on a person. The design features an ultra-wide… More

Advanced Ultra Broad Band Direct Conversion Digital Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary McMillian, Partner
Award Amount: $69,958.00
Abstract:
Crossfield Technology proposes an innovative direct conversion receiver and digital signal processor system that provides ultra wideband frequency coverage at ultra high frequency resolution. Key features of Crossfield's ultra wide band receiver and signal processor design include: Ultra wide… More

Turbine Telemetry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dennis Ferguson, RF/Microwave Engineer & Partner
Award Amount: $99,431.00
Abstract:
Crossfield's technical approach is a novel RF powered telemetry chip which not only uses the RF signal as a power source, but enables time synchronization among the multiple telemetry modules such that a relatively low risk time division multiplex scheme can be implemented. The Phase I effort is… More

Advanced Switching Technology for Scene Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Gary McMillian, Technologist & Partner
Award Amount: $749,680.00
Abstract:
Crossfield Technology LLC and CG2, Inc./Quantum3D, Inc. propose the development of an advanced switching system that provides a tenfold increase in the performance of real-time physics-based scene generation systems. The Advanced Switching Technology for Scene Generation program will use streaming… More

Configurable Dynamic Strain System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary McMillian, Technologist & Partner
Award Amount: $99,961.00
Abstract:
Crossfield Technology proposes a configurable dynamic strain system based on low-cost 100BaseT Ethernet technology. Each 24-channel data acquisition module is connected through a Category 5 (CAT5) cable that delivers power to the module and provides 100 Mbps of full-duplex bandwidth for dynamic… More

Conformal Semiconductor Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dennis Ferguson, RF/Microwave Engineer
Award Amount: $729,828.00
Abstract:
Crossfield, together with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, intends to demonstrate an innovative conformal semiconductor circuit fabrication technique that uses metal structures fabricated on liquid crystal polymer (LCP) and active devices based on MIT's Organic Thin Film Transistors… More

ASIC Forensic Redesign

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Adam Jachniewicz, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $1,123,123.00
Abstract:
Crossfield proposes an innovative approach to re-engineer legacy ASIC and gate array devices based upon using a mechanical/plasma-etch (dry etch) and a novel 3D tomography process to extract transistor characterization and metal interconnect data. Exploiting the device performance improvements… More

Ultra Low-Power Miniaturized Flexible Radio Optimized for Long-Term Battery Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DMEA
Principal Investigator: Dennis Ferguson, RF/Microwave Engineer
Award Amount: $99,126.00
Abstract:
Crossfield intends to develop a single chip software radio that is battery operated and can support high data rate wireless applications not currently addressed by off-the-shelf wireless standards such as IEEE802.15.4. By implementing a software radio, a single chip transceiver can interface to… More

Smart Dense Detector Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Gary McMillian, Partner
Award Amount: $69,970.00
Abstract:
Crossfield Technology proposes a high-density multi-chip module (MCM) for smart dense detector arrays based on the Nvidia Tegra multi-core processor. The Tegra processor integrates an ARM-11 processor with a GeForce Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) to deliver 30 GFLOPS of computational performance for… More

Ultra Low-Power Miniaturized Flexible Radio Optimized for Long-Term Battery Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DMEA
Principal Investigator: Adam Jachniewicz, Project Manager
Award Amount: $749,818.00
Abstract:
Crossfield intends to develop a single chip, low-power, flexible radio transceiver in ultrawideband technology that is battery operated and can support wireless sensor network applications not currently addressed by off-the-shelf wireless standards such as IEEE802.15.4. By implementing an… More

Configurable Dynamic Strain System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary McMillian, Partner
Award Amount: $568,168.00
Abstract:
Strain measurements for turbine engine ground testing require extensive wiring from up to 200 stationary bonded-foil strain sensors carrying low-level signals over a significant distance in electrically noisy environments. This wiring is ultimately terminated at a remotely located instrumentation… More

Novel Wireless Sensor Integration in Process Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dennis Ferguson, Mr.
Award Amount: $97,961.00
Abstract:
Many power generation systems have complicated fuel delivery and ash recovery systems that can cause reduced efficiency or safety issues if not carefully monitored and controlled. Non-linear process control techniques, such as the Kaman filter, can provide much more powerful and flexible process… More

Hyperspectral and Persistent Sensor Signal Processing Platform and Algorithms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Gary McMillian, Partner
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
Crossfield Technology proposes a Hyperspectral Sensor Signal Processor (HSSP) with a configurable wide bandwidth sensor interface, a multi-core processor with FPGA and GPU coprocessors, and 10-40 Gbps network interface. Crossfield proposes to demonstrate the HSSP technology during the Phase I… More

Affordable GPS-independent Precision Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dennis Ferguson, RF/MIcrowave Engineer
Award Amount: $69,292.00
Abstract:
Crossfield, together with Omnitek Partners, will investigate and develop GPS Independent Precision Munition guidance architecture that has comparable accuracy to GPS and is inherently hard to jamming and interference. The baseline architecture will employ a novel orientation sensor that provides… More

Anti-Reverse Engineering (RE) Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Adam Jachniewicz, Project Manager – (512) 795-0220
Award Amount: $97,924.00
Abstract:
Crossfield intends to show an anti-reverse engineering methodology that encompasses several innovative features to thwart reverse engineering attempts by third parties. This anti-reverse engineering methodology exploits doped resistive paths (DRPs) in the substrate and/or at the poly-silicon… More

Software Architecture for High-Speed Synchronous Network Instrumentation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Brett McMillian, Mr. – 512-795-0220
Award Amount: $149,928.00
Abstract:
Particle detectors and other large-scale experimental apparatus employ a large number of channels producing very high data rates. A high-speed, synchronous data acquisition system is needed that uses commodity high-bandwidth networks for high-rate transmission of collected data from the data source… More

Trusted Integrated Circuit Procurement for Space Assets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Adam Jachniewicz, Senior Engineer – (512) 795-0220
Award Amount: $149,451.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Crossfield intends to develop a"Chip Firewall"that monitors the I/O (input/output) pins for a tamper circuit activation signal. Side channel attacks, in which one or more pins are forced into a non-legal condition, are a common technique for tampering with or activating a… More

Remotely Operated Sensor, Beacon, and Navigation Aid for Deep Battlespace (Remote Sensing)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gary McMillian, Member of LLC – (512) 795-0220
Award Amount: $149,979.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Crossfield Technology proposes to develop a BEAcon with Robust Sensor suite (BEARS) for the US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) dismount operators. Project BEARS will provide AFSOC with the ability to clandestinely gather information/intelligence in hostile territory,… More

Ultra-Fast Transfer Techniques to Download Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gary McMillian, Member of LLC – (512) 795-0220
Award Amount: $149,996.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Crossfield Technology proposes a high performance network interface to transfer data from ultra-high-performance data acquisition solid state disk (SSD) arrays to a secondary data storage system or a high performance computer (HPC) system using a pluggable, parallel fiber optic interface.… More

SIGINT Interfaces and Processing Infrastructure for Submarines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gary McMillian, Member of LLC – (512) 795-0220
Award Amount: $79,967.00
Abstract:
Crossfield Technology proposes to develop an IEEE 1451 plug-and-play OpenVPX SIGINT data acquisition system with FMC sensor interfaces and low-latency, high-bandwidth FDR InfiniBand network connections to a signal processing HPC cluster. The digitizers will be synchronized to nanosecond-level… More

Affordable GPS-independent Precision Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dennis Ferguson, Member of LLC – (512) 795-0220
Award Amount: $729,997.00
Abstract:
Crossfield Technology LLC, with support from Omnitek Partners, has developed an innovative, low-cost, orientation sensor that can augment existing munition sensors to provide guidance under GPS denied conditions. The sensor takes advantage of an innovative approach to a well established guidance… More

Secure Mobile Platform

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Brett McMillian, Scientist – (512) 795-0220
Award Amount: $148,071.00
Abstract:
Crossfield Technology LLC proposes the design and development of an Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) System on Chip (SoC) consisting of a hybrid CPU/GPU digital signal processor. The APU incorporates high-speed interfaces to external sensors and a NAND Flash Controller. The NAND Flash Controller… More

Ultra-Fast Transfer Techniques to Download Data

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gary McMillian, Member of LLC – (512) 795-0220
Award Amount: $749,906.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Crossfield Technology proposes the development of a high-performance Solid State Disk (SSD) for on-board sensor data storage along with Ground Support Equipment (GSE) to download data from the SSD to a secondary data storage system. Crossfield's approach will provide increased… More

Fermi Cluster for Real-Time Hyperspectral Scene Generation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Gary McMillian, Member of LLC – (512) 680-0269
Award Amount: $4,482,982.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Crossfield Technology proposes a Fermi Cluster for Real-Time Hyperspectral Scene Generation. The system architecture features heterogeneous processors for real-time scene generation, a high-throughput (10-40 Gbps), very-low-latency communications fabric, and a synchronous hyperspectral… More