Very High Speed Integrated Circuits (VHSIC)
Annual rept. for FY 1986.
OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION) WASHINGTON DC VHSIC PROGRAM OFFICE
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During 1986, a number of significant milestones were passed. Phase 1 of the program, involving the development and demonstration of 1.25 micron chip technology, has been completed. The effort has now turned to getting the 1.25 micron chips on the Qualified Products List for use by acquisition managers and to the development of the submicron generation of silicon integrated circuits in Phase 2. The use of VHSIC chips and their performance advantages have been demonstrated in operational systems such as the ANALQ-131 airborne electronic warfare pod and the ANUYS-1 airborne anti-submarine warfare sonobuoy equipment. Even wider applications of VHSIC technology are taking place in developmental systems such as the Enhanced Position and Location System for ground troop use. This report describes the VHSIC program, its origin, its goals, its accomplishments, and its status. Since this is the first report of the program for general distribution, the major VHSIC efforts are summarized from the beginning of the program. Subsequent annual reports will focus primarily on the highlights of the previous year.
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