Sporian Plans Big
Breakthrough with Small Device : Single Chip Micro-Electro-Mechanical
Systems (MEMS) Environmental Sensor Suite
March 1, 2002 - BOULDER, COLORADO
The Department of the Army has announced that Sporian Microsystems, Inc. has
been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant to begin
development of a Single Chip Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Environmental Sensor Suite.
The objective of the SBIR project is to design and develop a low cost,
MEMS-based, multi-sensor "suite" consisting of 3-axis shock, temperature and
humidity sensors, all operating on a single microchip. The work will be
performed through a partnership between Sporian Microsystems and Lockheed
Martin Tactical Systems-Eagan, MN that will take advantage of the two
companies combined knowledge base in MEMS design, fabrication, integration,
subsystem design, and packaging.
The technology will provide a low cost, low power environmental
sensing/monitoring device that could be used in a wide range of military and
commercial applications involving long and short term storage of sensitive
equipment, manufacturing process control, status monitoring in automotive
applications, food/perishables health monitoring, and HVAC systems.
Sporian is already working to perfect a method to "self-assemble" three
dimensional MEMS structures as described their
June 2001 Announcement. The
self-assembly project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
The Department of Defense's SBIR program funds early-stage R&D projects at
small technology companies that have the potential for commercialization in
both commercial and/or military markets.
Sporian Microsystems, Inc. is a MEMS research and development company
providing solutions based on MEMS technology and electronics packaging
For More Information Contact:
Sporian Microsystems, Inc.
Bill Garrett, 303.516.9075x11