Navigation Links
Project pioneers use of silicon-germanium for space electronics applications
Date:11/30/2010

lectronics can provide major reductions in weight, size, complexity, power and cost, as well as increased reliability and adaptability.

"Our team used a mature silicon-germanium technology IBM's 0.5 micron SiGe technology that was not intended to withstand deep-space conditions," Cressler said. "Without changing the composition of the underlying silicon-germanium transistors, we leveraged SiGe's natural merits to develop new circuit designs as well as new approaches to packaging the final circuits to produce an electronic system that could reliably withstand the extreme conditions of space."

At the end of the project, the researchers supplied NASA with a suite of modeling tools, circuit designs, packaging technologies and system/subsystem designs, along with guidelines for qualifying those parts for use in space. In addition, the team furnished NASA with a functional prototype called a silicon-germanium remote electronics unit (REU) 16-channel general purpose sensor interface. The device was fabricated using silicon-germanium microchips and has been tested successfully in simulated space environments.

A New Paradigm

Andrew S. Keys, center chief technologist at the Marshall Space Flight Center and NASA program manager, said the now-completed project has moved the task of understanding and modeling silicon-germanium technology to a point where NASA engineers can start using it on actual vehicle designs.

"The silicon-germanium extreme environments team was very successful in doing what it set out to do," Keys said. "They advanced the state-of-the-art in analog silicon-germanium technology for space use a crucial step in developing a new paradigm leading to lighter weight and more capable space vehicle designs."

Keys explained that, at best, most electronics conform to military specifications, meaning they function across a temperature range of minus- 55 degrees Celsius to plus-125 degrees Celsius. B
'/>"/>

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology Research News
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology technology :

1. Integrated Project Management Named to "Inc. 5000" for Second Year : One of the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in Chicago Area
2. China Pharma Holdings, Inc. Projects 3rd Quarter 2008 Revenue Growth to Exceed 40%
3. DIA Co-located Conference to Examine Outsourcing and Project Management Best Practices
4. Spring Point Project Welcomes Second Generation Medical-Grade Piglets
5. Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2 Million Grant From EMD Serono to Research Projects on Cognitive Deficits in Parkinsons Disease
6. Video: OneTouch(R) Teams With Online Diabetes Community to Launch Global Diabetes Handprint Project
7. Two Metabolex Projects Recognized in Windhovers Top 10 Lists for Partnering Opportunities
8. Arpida to Restructure and Focus on Key Projects
9. Health Robotics Announces Results of the European Union-Sponsored SafeChemo Project
10. Verenium Announces First Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Project
11. Bion Announces PENNVEST Board Approves $7.8 Million Financing for Kreider Farms Dairy Project
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Project pioneers use of silicon-germanium for space electronics applications
(Date:8/28/2014)... WA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Sterlitech ... Filtration’s polymeric membranes to its stable of products ... available molecular weight cut-offs and include membrane filters with ... steady increase in customer demand for our membrane process ... greater variety of flat sheet membranes,” explains Sterlitech President ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... new work by a Florida State University research team ... take your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon ... looks like a butterfly. , Biwu Ma, associate professor ... the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, created the molecule in ... to discover that his creation has many other unique ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 A ... around the world is available from Strategic Consulting, ... companies. “ Industrial Microbiology Market Review, Fourth Edition: ... Market ” (IMMR—4) tracks and compares microbiology test ... North America, Europe and Asia, and forecasts future ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., a leading ... to support their communication needs with the ... conferencing platform GlobalMeet powered by SoundConnect. The solution ... SoundConnect delivers award winning “results driven” business class ... be utilizing GlobalMeet powered by SoundConnect ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Sterlitech Corporation Enhances Its Selection of Flat Sheet Membrane Filters 2Novel 'butterfly' molecule could build new sensors, photoenergy conversion devices 22 Billion Industrial Microbiology Tests Conducted for Product Quality and Safety Worldwide 22 Billion Industrial Microbiology Tests Conducted for Product Quality and Safety Worldwide 3PrimeSource Chooses SoundConnect as Collaboration Provider 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... surprising discoveries about the body,s initial responses to ... team found that specialized cells in the intestine ... invasion and are the source of gut inflammation ... , Though aimed at the presence of ... that provides a barrier to protect the body ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... (Aug. 29, 2014) Scientists at the Barshop Institute ... of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center at ... the tissues of the longest-lived rodent, the naked mole ... the cells of naked mole rats protects and alters ... damaged and obsolete proteins. , The factor also protects ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... recently, little has been known about what genetic changes ... of scientists, one of whom is a University of ... that genes controlling the development of the brain and ... The study was published Aug. 28 in Science ... is online at http://www.sciencemag.org/ ., The domestication of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The early cost of HIV 2Factor in naked mole rat's cells enhances protein integrity 2New research reveals how wild rabbits were genetically transformed into tame rabbits 2New research reveals how wild rabbits were genetically transformed into tame rabbits 3
... Chemical Engineering Camilla Kao to describe a bacterium, ... of producing antibiotics, immunosuppressants and anti-cancer drugs that ... to inhibit other bacterial strains competing for resources. ... but the process of cultivating bacteria is slow ...
... predatory garter snakes and their newt quarry is turning ... molecular level, another battle rages. And in this second, ... Biologists at Indiana University Bloomington, Utah State University and ... Nature that a toxin produced by the rough skinned ...
... that human eggs may develop directly from cultured ovarian ... Oocytes derived from the culture of OSE cells developed ... development into an embryo. These findings, published today in ... important new strategies for use in in vitro fertilization ...
Cached Biology News:Chemical Engineer Kao Explores Antibiotic Synthesis With DNA Chips 2Chemical Engineer Kao Explores Antibiotic Synthesis With DNA Chips 3Chemical Engineer Kao Explores Antibiotic Synthesis With DNA Chips 4At the molecular level, the predator is the prey 2At the molecular level, the predator is the prey 3Human Eggs Can Develop From Ovarian Surface Cells In Vitro 2
... Protein Staining Solution stains proteins in ... (detection limit >= 8 ng of ... washing and destaining processes can be ... of gel (20 min), proteins can ...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a full length recombinant SNAPC5. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = SNAPC5...
...
Mouse polyclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant PREB. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = 10113...
Biology Products: