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Nano-BiCMOS Night Vision Camera

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87067
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A081-008-0016
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
B & W TEK INC.
#19 Shea Way Suite 301 Newark, DE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Nano-BiCMOS Night Vision Camera
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W909MY-08-C-0060
Award Amount: $69,994.00
 

Abstract:

Night vision capability is one of the most important battlefield advantages of the U.S. military, especially in today's asymmetric warfare. The Gen III night vision goggles in service today is based on the vacuum tube technology with a semiconductor photo cathode, resulting in limitations on view angle, size, manufacturing cost and device operating lifetime. The requirement of special training in combination with the minimum of $2,500 annual cost of ownership has prevented its wide-spread deployment with each and every soldier. Highly desirable is a solid state low-light-level night vision camera using the highly reliable low-cost silicon CMOS technology. We propose a nano-technology solution on the silicon CMOS platform. The proposed nano-BiCMOS low-light-level camera combines the most recently industrialized nano-materials with the miniaturized and monolithically integrated version of a proven solid-state detector technology. The resulting camera is expected to enable surveillance and reconnaissance at night vision sensitivity and large detection distances. In Phase I we will fabricate the semiconductor detector device, to prove the feasibility of our high-resolution nano-BiCMOS imager concept. In Phase II we will prototype the entire night vision camera system to full specifications, which will be delivered to DoD Labs for evaluation and demonstration.

Principal Investigator:

Jie Yao
Principal Scientist
3023687824
jiey@bwtek.com

Business Contact:

Sean X. Wang
CTO
3023687824
swang@bwtek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

B & W TEK, INC.
#19 Shea Way Suite 301 Newark, DE 19713

EIN/Tax ID: 522008647
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No