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Company Information:

Name: AET, Inc.
Address: 1900 S. Harbor City Blvd.
Suite 225
Melbourne, FL 32901-
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (321) 727-0328

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,789,993.00 20
SBIR Phase II $3,751,727.00 5
STTR Phase I $169,326.00 2
STTR Phase II $744,386.00 1

Award List:

Statistical Modeling of SOI Devices for the Low Power Electronics Program

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Thomas Sanders
Award Amount: $107,180.00
Abstract:
This proposal by AET, Inc., directly addresses the computer aided-design system needs of the process and device development for the Low Power Electronics program. Besides the need for a commercial silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology, significant reductions in process and device dimensions will be… More

Statistical Design of Complementary Power FET for High Efficiency Amplifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jacob A. Davis
Award Amount: $66,252.00
Abstract:
The United States Army has identified the need for high power efficiency transmitter systems. The goals of the U.S. Army can be achieved through the use of switched mode amplifiers used as Class D or E. The objective of this proposed Phase I SBIR program is to design a pair of complementary FET's… More

Evolutionary Design of Imaging AGC for ATR and Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Glenn T. Hess
Award Amount: $99,966.00
Abstract:
The US Army has identified a need to provide advanced AGC (automatic gain control) algorithms for ATR tasking involving a man-in-the-loop. To be practical, such provision must be achieved in such a way as to allow the continued on-demand production of high-performance RGC algorithms via a cost… More

Radiation Effects Modeling for High Yield, Reliable Integrated Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Glenn T. Hess
Award Amount: $93,884.00
Abstract:
The Defense Special Weapons Agency (DSWA) has identified a need to improve the radiation hardness of advanced integrated circuit technologies. To be practical, this must be achieved in a cost effective way. This proposal by AET, Inc. directly addresses these concerns. Specifi-cally, this proposal… More

3-D Model for Advanced FPA Detector with Statistical Results Presentation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Glenn T. Hess
Award Amount: $99,776.00
Abstract:
The US Army has identified the need for extending existing hetrojunction device physics models to a 3-D FPA process and device model. Specifically, this involves developing models for the operation and performance of double hetrojunction MCT photo-diodes devices. AET, Inc. proposes to use physics… More

FPA Simulator Model for Optimization of Performance and Cost

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Glenn T. Hess
Award Amount: $683,982.00
Abstract:
The US Army has identified the need for extending existing hetrojunction device physics models to a 3-D FPA process and device model. Specifically, this involves developing models for the operation and performance of double hetrojunction MCT photo-diodes devices. AET, Inc. proposes to use physics… More

Engineering Decision Support Tool for Complex Electro-Mechanical Products

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Glenn Hess
Award Amount: $98,924.00
Abstract:
DARPA has identified a need for Engineering Decision Support computer tools for multi-disciplinary design teams involved in the specification, design and development of complex electro-mechanical products. During the product specification process, key decisions are made which define the product… More

Design for Six Sigma Through Statistical Simulation Methods

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Glenn T. Hess
Award Amount: $69,983.00
Abstract:
The United States Navy has identified the need to develop innovative technologies that reduce the costs of manufacturing weapon systems and components. This requires a commitment to using statistics and design of experiments (DoE) methodologies to fully understand and characterize manufacturing… More

Automated Testing of Reusable ADA Software Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Glenn T. Hess
Award Amount: $99,933.00
Abstract:
We propose a new model for testing Ada components which use aspects of artificial intelligence and software reliability engineering (specifically operational profiles). Our goal is to produce a tool that is capable of constructing operational profiles for both prior and new testing of an Ada… More

A Software Tool for Industrial Engineering Process Analysis and Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,978.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Glenn T Hess
Award Amount: $749,008.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glenn T. Hess, Principal R&D Engineer
Award Amount: $98,825.00

Single Event Transient Soft Error Rate Prediction in Integrated Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glenn Hess, Principal R&D Engineer
Award Amount: $99,791.00
Abstract:
Single event transient (SET) effects on combinational logic have not been widelystudied because they have been deemed less important than logic circuits untilthe advent of deep sub-micron technologies. These new circuits tend to be moresensitive to SET because of the higher operating speeds and… More

Innovative Manufacturing Processes - Cost Trade-offs for Radiation Hardened Integrated Circuits

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Sanders, President
Award Amount: $69,873.00
Abstract:
The greatest problem that the government has in securing integrated circuits that meet its radiation hardness requirement is the extremely high cost of these parts. The cost per unit is primarily driven by two factors, unique processing requirements andlow volume. Unique processes arise from the… More

Infrared Materials Modeling for Next Generation Focal Plane Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: FLORIDA TECH
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Sanders, President
Award Amount: $69,749.00
RI Contact: Bob Merrill
Abstract:
This proposal is a response to the request by the United States Missile Defense Agency for Infrared Materials Modeling for Next Generation Focal Plane Architectures. We will create an improved model for infrared (IR) material growth structures used inHgCdTe IR focal plane arrays. Models should… More

Development of Nuclear Event Detection and Circumvention Controller Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Sanders, President
Award Amount: $69,463.00
Abstract:
In this proposal we discuss several potential approaches to solutions of the current problems associated with transient gamma radiation circumvention in US Navy electronic systems. AET, Inc. proposes a comprehensive and cost-effective solution to the nuclear event circumvention problem, with wide… More

Development of Nuclear Event Detection and Circumvention Controller Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Sanders, President
Award Amount: $589,109.00
Abstract:
The thrust of this Phase II program is to develop a nuclear event detector and circumvention controller (NEDCC) system that will be used onboard the US Navy Fleet Ballistic Missile upgrade program. To optimize the performance and reliability of the NEDCC, two options will be pursued during the Phase… More

Multifunctional Nanoscale Sensor Development for Cognitive Missiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas J. Sanders, President
Award Amount: $69,766.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of this SBIR program is the development of approaches that provides for passive and active circuit component manufacturing to be used in missiles and other air vehicle multifunctional skin applications. The approach of AET, Inc. is to develop nanoscale sensors that can be… More

Diamond Technology High Temperature Electronics Radiation Hardened Interceptor Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: VANDERBILT UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Glenn T. Hess, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $99,577.00
RI Contact: Jim Davidson
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to develop high-speed interceptor communications solutions that are hardened to space and nuclear radiation, including high altitude nuclear explosions (HANEs). As part of this program, AET will specifically investigate the use of advanced diamond technology for… More

Diamond Technology High Temperature Electronics Radiation Hardened Interceptor Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: VANDERBILT UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Glenn T. Hess, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $744,386.00
RI Contact: Jim Davidson
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to develop high-speed interceptor communications solutions that are hardened to space and nuclear radiation, including high altitude nuclear explosions (HANEs). AET will design and develop lateral emission-based diamond integrated logic circuits that have been… More

Multifunctional Diamond Sensor Development for Cognitive Missiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glenn T. Hess, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $729,804.00
Abstract:
The thrust of this program is to perform research and development that will result in diamond sensors that can be integrated with a silicon-based integrated circuit for incorporation into the skin of cognitive missiles and other air vehicles. These sensors will be fabricated on a silicon chip to… More

Development and Packaging of Radiation Immune Nano-Diamond Integrated Circuits for Advanced Interceptor Avionics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Glenn T. Hess, President
Award Amount: $99,781.00
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to develop nanosacle electronics and packaging technology that is hardened to space and nuclear radiation. Vanderbilt will assist AET in the development of packaging technologies for lateral emission-based diamond devices characterized for temperature insensitivity and… More

Rapid Radiation Hardened Prototyping of Obsolescent Military Satellite Microelectronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Glenn T. Hess, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $98,505.00
Abstract:
In this program AET, Inc. will perform research and development with the objective of developing the capability to rapidly fabricate substitutes of radiation hardened microcircuits for use in future military satellites that may become obsolete during the acquisition cycle. The object is to develop… More

Nuclear Event Detector for Radiation Hardened Interceptor Avionics for Ascent Phase Interceptor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Glenn T. Hess, Chief Technical Officer – (321) 727-0328
Award Amount: $99,357.00
Abstract:
The objective of this research and development effort is to encourage the genesis of innovative, high performance avionics systems, subsystems, and components that will enhance the capability of successfully achieving early intercept missile defense in current and future interceptors in a hostile… More

Solid State Gyroscope for Advanced Interceptors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Glenn T. Hess, Chief Technical Officer – (321) 727-0328
Award Amount: $99,910.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR project is to develop a solid state gyroscope for use in Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) hardware for current and next generation interceptor systems. The gyroscope will operate on the principle of inertial sensing by the manipulation of electron trajectory in… More

Reliability Prediction and Assessment of Missile Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Glenn T. Hess, Chief Technical Officer – (321) 727-0328
Award Amount: $99,553.00
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to develop innovative methodologies that will aid in the long term reliability assessment of missile electronics in support of the Missile Defense Agency"s Stockpile Reliability Program. AET, Inc. will perform a detailed study of existing electrical, physical… More

BMDS System Protection from Special Threat Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Glenn T. Hess, Chief Technical Officer – (321) 727-0328
Award Amount: $999,824.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR project is to develop the technologies needed to allow innovative, high performance avionics systems, subsystems, and components that will enhance the capability of successfully achieving early intercept missile defense in current and future interceptors in all hostile… More

Advanced Radiation Hardened Data Converter For Navy Strategic Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Glenn Hess, Chief Technical Officer – (321) 727-0328
Award Amount: $79,293.00
Abstract:
In this program, AET will perform research and development with the objective of developing an advanced radiation hardened data converter architecture for application in US Navy strategic programs. This advanced radiation hardened data converter will have high resolution and a high signal to noise… More