The anticipated exceptional radiation hardness, temperature intensity, and performance parameters of the proposed diamond-based vacuum differential amplifier devices make them well suited to all space-based applications. Scientic market research has found a need for high power amplifiers in NASA satellite operations. High speed, low impedance power amplifier use in communication link RF infrastructure has the potential to increase efficiency and lower power requirements for future space systems. Scientic market research has found a need for low to no impedance high power switching requirements in NASA deep space nuclear propulsion programs. Current silicon based devices are not well suited for these functions in harsh space environments. Scientic believes power amplifiers and power switches built with VFEDA would push the ability to design these systems to a higher voltage requiring less cooling due the extreme temperature and radiation tolerance demonstrated by VFEDA nanotechnology.
Similarly to NASA, DOD requires similar performance improvements in future space and missile systems. Scientic has strong ties to Air Force Research Laboratory efforts to improve microelectronic response in these harsh space environments in which products developed and manufactured using VFEDA would have immediate impact on near term and future missions.