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Large Format Uncooled Focal Plane Array

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81477
Program Year/Program:
2009 / 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
9348 Grand Cordera Parkway, Suite 200 Colorado Springs, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Large Format Uncooled Focal Plane Array
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W909MY-09-C-0017
Award Amount: $759,769.00
 

Abstract:

Uncooled focal plane array (FPA) technology has evolved such that good performance can be achieved in the long wavelength infrared with 17 micron pixel pitch if noise is not limited by readout circuits. Improved bolometer bias and signal processing readout circuitry was demonstrated by design and analysis on Phase I to achieve high performance in small pixels. These circuits will interface with high responsivity detectors over wide temperature ranges to demonstrate 640x480 a-SiGe FPAs on Phase II with 17 micron pixel pitch, NETD (F/1.4) < 20 mK and time constant < 5 msec. This allows high performance in small pixels and larger array formats to provide wide field of view imaging at long range with smaller optics.

Principal Investigator:

Stepen Gaalema
President
7195939501
sgaalema@bfe.com

Business Contact:

Vivian Mcdonald
Office Manger
7195939501
vmcdonald@bfe.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BLACK FOREST ENGINEERING, LLC
12930 Morris Trail Colorado Springs, CO 80908

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