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Large Format Uncooled Focal Plane Array

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81477
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-098-1604
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: 2007
Title: Large Format Uncooled Focal Plane Array
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-08-C-P610
Award Amount: $69,994.00
 

Abstract:

Uncooled focal plane array (FPA) technology has evolved such that high performance is achieved in the long wavelength infrared (LWIR) with small pixel pitch and fast time constant. Small pitch allows high resolution with reduction in optics size and weight. Black Forest Engineering (BFE) has demonstrated 1024x768 a-Si:H FPAs with 20 um pixel pitch, noise equivalent temperature difference (NETD) < 35 mK and time constant < 8 msec. On Phase I, BFE will demonstrate by design and analysis pixel circuit modifications to provide adjustable control of time constant and responsivity in a 17 um pixel pitch. On Phase II, this new pixel circuitry will be demonstrated in a 320x240 or larger format FPA, that achieves NETD < 20 mK at F/1.4 (LWIR @ 300 K). The new pixel circuitry will allow 1280x960 uncooled FPAs with high performance and hot source mitigation.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Gaalema
President
7195939501
sgaalema@bfe.com

Business Contact:

Vivian Wallick
Office Manager
7195939501
vwallick@bfe.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BLACK FOREST ENGINEERING, LLC
1879 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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