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$6.1M SBIR-II Grant for Radiation Hardened Digital Electronics

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Micro-electronics Research Development Corp. in Colorado Springs, CO received a $6.1 million SBIR(small business innovative research) Phase II, and cost-plus fixed-fee contract. This follow-on to a SBIR Phase I purchase order involves R&D to fully develop and realize “a cost-effective, practically oriented means to design and deliver radiation hardened digital electronic components capable of reliable operation in Missile Defense Agency and other Department of Defense space and interceptor environments.” Translation: they have to be able to survive extra radiation, vacuum, and very high acceleration. Solicitations began November 2004, negotiations were complete December 2006, and work will be complete April 2009. At this time, $2.1 million have been obligated from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base, NM (FA9453-06-C-0200).

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