NASA SBIR 2014 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 14-2 S1.05-9699
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX14CG25P
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Particles and Field Sensors and Instrument Enabling Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE: Rad-Hard Sigma-Delta 3-Channel ADC for Fluxgate Magnetometers

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Pacific Microchip Corporation
3916 Sepulveda Boulevard, #108
Culver City, CA 90230 - 4650
(310) 683-2628

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Dalius Baranauskas
dalius@pacificmicrochip.com
3916 Sepulveda Boulevard, #108
Culver City, CA 90230 - 4650
(310) 940-3083

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Dalius Baranauskas
dalius@pacificmicrochip.com
3916 Sepulveda Boulevard, #108
Culver City, CA 90230 - 4650
(310) 940-3083

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 5

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Particles and Field Sensors and Instrument Enabling Technologies is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The measurement of the magnetic field vector is of fundamental importance to space physics missions. The fluxgate magnetometer is a device developed for precise vector measurement of static magnetic fields. The high performance magnetometers are required in such NASA missions as ICON, GOLD, Solar Orbiter, Solar Probe Plus, ONEP, SEPAT, INCA, CISR, DGC, HMag and other planetary explorations. The analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is one of the critical components of the magnetometer. The performance of the magnetometer directly depends on the ADC's characteristics such as the resolution, accuracy, and conversion speed. The general requirements for all ADCs used in space missions are low power consumption, low area, and high radiation tolerance. Pacific Microchip Corp. proposes to develop a rad-hard ADC specifically targeted for application in Fluxgate Magnetometers. Phase I work provided a proof of feasibility, complete definition and validation based on extensive simulation and analysis of the proposed ADC. During Phase II the ADC design will be finished, the ADC will be fabricated, packaged and tested (including radiation hardiness). At the end of Phase II a fieldable product will be produced. In order to facilitate the commercialization efforts in Phase III, the product will be fabricated using a commercial 180nm CMOS technology.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
NASA Applications:
1. Space born magnetometers instruments
2. Earth and space science missions

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Non-NASA Applications
1. Receivers, space communication and navigation systems
2. High precision measurement electronics
3. Medical electronics
4. Automotive electronics and portable devices

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Circuits (including ICs; for specific applications, see e.g., Communications, Networking & Signal Transport; Control & Monitoring, Sensors)
Data Input/Output Devices (Displays, Storage)

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