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Nanoengineered LWIR bolometers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91888
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB1-0116
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 09-006
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tanner Research, Inc.
825 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Nanoengineered LWIR bolometers
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: D10PC20068
Award Amount: $749,973.00
 

Abstract:

The DoD has a strong need for LWIR/MWIR detectors that can operate at room temperatures, while providing performance metrics (D* and speed of operation) associated with cryogenically cooled detectors. Microbolometers offer room temperature operation, but limited performance metrics. Tanner Research is proposing to leverage recent developments in nanophotonics to develop nanobolometers with performance metrics associated with cryocooled detectors. Previously, we had demonstrated such nanobolometers at 1.5 micron wavelength, but the extension to LWIR/MWIR wavelengths was unclear. During the Phase I contract, we have developed techniques that can (with clean room processing methods) extend the response to LWIR/MWIR wavelengths. In Phase II, we are proposing to implement these methods and develop a small array of LWIR/MWIR detectors.

Principal Investigator:

Ravi Verma
Senior Scientist
6264719700
ravi.verma@tanner.com

Business Contact:

Kevin Dinniene
Director
6264719778
kevin@tanner.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tanner Research, Inc.
825 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016

EIN/Tax ID: 954163780
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No