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Radiation-hardened, Non-volatile Memory for Aerospace and Defense Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F112-087-2523
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF112-087
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Advanced Photon Sciences, LLC
PO Box 1567 Williston, VT 05495
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Radiation-hardened, Non-volatile Memory for Aerospace and Defense Applications
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA9453-12-M-0059
Award Amount: $148,827.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: A need exists for a reliable, low cost radiation-hardened, non-volatile (NV) memory in aerospace and defense applications and in reliable, long-life, high-speed NV memory for terrestrial and commercial applications. Present offerings can accomplish the objective, but only at the expense of performance, power, size, and weight. Recent refocus on magnetic memory technologies, stemming from core memory, one of the first successful space-born memories, have shown promise in the possibility of overcoming some of these hurdles, but the devices themselves have been difficult to manufacture, have more active devices per bit, and overall stability has yet to be determined. MxRAM is proposed to solution the needs of the Air Force through the use of a true ferro-magnetic solid state memory device. The device is designed as a true NV Random Access Memory (RAM), with bit stability which is impervious to radiation disruptions, unlimited read / write cycles, a non destructive read cycle, and a number of devices per bit which is able to keep pace with Moore's Law. BENEFIT: The plan for commercialization of this technology is to target low volume critical markets such as life safety, instant on systems, aircraft, and ruggedized platforms. Eventual markets include RAM devices in computers, Portable devices and eventual replacement of traditional hard drive technologies once the cost per gigabit proves to be competitive.

Principal Investigator:

Brent Boerger
Chief Technologist
(802) 578-5189
brent@photonsci.com

Business Contact:

Jennifer Boerger
Business Operations Manager
(802) 578-5191
jennifer@photonsci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Photon Sciences, LLC
PO Box 1567 Williston, VT 05495

EIN/Tax ID: 271895440
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No