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Low Power X-Ray Photon Resolving Imaging Array

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88123
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
074711
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Black Forest Engineering, LLC
9348 Grand Cordera Parkway, Suite 200 Colorado Springs, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Low Power X-Ray Photon Resolving Imaging Array
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX08CC78P
Award Amount: $99,957.00
 

Abstract:

Instruments employing X-ray detection are countless, in different sectors from medicine to industry and from basic to applied science. Given this importance, and despite existing technologies, there is still need for X-ray detection with increased system performance. The solid-state detector array is the primary technology to implement the current generation of space borne high-energy astronomy missions that are managed by NASA in partnership with the international community. Readout integrated circuitry (ROIC) specifically designed for photon resolving X-ray detection with solid-state detectors will create a new generation of high-performance X-ray imaging sensors. AC coupled detector input circuitry, similar to that used by Black Forest Engineering (BFE) for laser detection and ranging (LADAR), is ideally suited to NASA X-ray astronomy imaging system requirements. BFE proposes on Phase I to design, process and test detector input circuitry to meet a wide range of NASA X-ray imaging applications. The input circuit, when implemented into an ASIC X-ray imaging ROIC, manufactured and integrated with a solid-state detector array on Phase II, will provide single photon sensitivity, accurate X-ray energy determination, X-ray event time stamping, low power dissipation and ambient temperature operation.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Gaalema
Principal Investigator
7195919501
sgaalema@bfe.com

Business Contact:

Vivian McDonald
Manager
7195939501
vmcdonald@bfe.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Black Forest Engineering, LLC
12930 Morris Trail Colorado Springs, CO 80933

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