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Large Format Uncooled Focal Plane Array

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
68910
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
034077
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Black Forest Engineering, LLC
12930 Morris Trail Colorado Springs, CO 80908-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Large Format Uncooled Focal Plane Array
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNL04AB37P
Award Amount: $69,431.00
 

Abstract:

Uncooled focal plane arrays have improved dramatically and array sizes of 320x240 elements in a 50-?m pitch are commercially available at affordable cost. Black Forest Engineering proposes to design a readout integrated circuit to allow fabrication of a large format 1024x768 element uncooled sensor. The significant innovation is the use of 0.18 ?m CMOS design rules, high duty cycle signal sampling, and power reduction techniques to create a thermal sensor that provides high sensitivity readout of large format microbolometer detection elements sensitive to 8-14 ?m infrared. The thermal IR sensor will be low weight, small volume, low power and robust making it compatible with remote sensing applications such as aircraft, balloon-borne and space flight platforms

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Gaalema
Principal Investigator
7195939501
sgaalema@bfe.com

Business Contact:

Stephen Gaalema
Business Official
7195939501
sgaalema@bfe.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Black Forest Engineering, LLC
1879 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80918

EIN/Tax ID: 010700219
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No