Case Studies

The GEM program supports over 560 weapon systems. Here are some of our example case studies.

C - 17

Application Landing Gear
Device SCD – EP1810 Erasable Programmable Logic Devices
Customer Crane Hydro Air, a subcontractor for Boeing Delivered a specific programmation, unique to C-17 application
Contract Vehicle/Funding Design/Prototypes - Demo device funded by DLA
Benefit to Program Eliminate system redesign due to one part obsolescence Provided long-term production support

Bradley, F/A-18, F-15, F-22, C-17

Application Multiple- Bradley turret positioner, F-22 ejection seat, etc...
Device SMD - 5962-9052201PA
Customer US Army, Lau Defense Systems/Vista Controls, Northrop, Teledyne Controls
Contract Vehicle/Funding Design/Prototypes - Demo device funded by DLA
Benefit to Program Averted Bradley production and repair line shutdown

B-2

Application Develop wafer fabrication processes and arrays to provide GEM solutions for rad hard requirements
Customer United States Air Force
Contract Vehicle/Funding Cost share DLA/B-2 Program
MILSVC
Test Results For the dose rate test, no upset, latch-up or burnout was observed through the highest levels tested
For total dose all samples were through 1Mrad (Si)
Benefit to Program U.S. Trusted source of microcircuits meeting rad-hard requirements for B-2

F-15

Application Airborne computer
Device Custom MIL-STD-1750 type microprocessor
Customer Air Force, Boeing, BAE
Joint development with Boeing
Implemented 3 custom chips with one AME ASIC
Contract Vehicle/Funding Design/Prototypes – Cost share DLA/F-15 Program
Production – Direct contract to SRI
Benefit to Program Eliminate hardware and software redesign