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High Rate Single Photon Sensitive Coded LADAR Receiver

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
97043
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B093-038-0381
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 09-038
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Voxtel, Inc.
15985 NW Schendel Avenue Suite 200 Beaverton, OR 97006-6703
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High Rate Single Photon Sensitive Coded LADAR Receiver
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7377
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

There is a need for a high-resolution two-dimensional focal plane array (FPA) with single photon sensitivity (SPS), pulse amplitude storage, and GHz bit rates that can record both the time (with <250 ps jitter) and amplitude (>10 bits) from multiple returns from a single laser pulse. Such a system has the potential to significantly reduce LADAR size, weight, and power (SWAP) by alleviating the laser requirements. In this program, a high gain (>1,800), low excess noise (k<0.03) linear-mode APD will be configured into a focal plane that is capable of recording the time of flight (TOF) of up to 128 pulse returns per frame for each pixel in the FPA. The prototype LADAR receiver will be demonstrated in Phase I, and in Phase II, a ROIC integrating a low-noise, multi-GHz amplifier into each unit cell will be designed and integrated into a 32 x 128 focal plane array, with SPS, ns pulse pair resolution, and <25 psec TOF time stamps.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Huntington
Senior Engineer
9712235646
andrew@voxtel-inc.com

Business Contact:

George M. Williams
President
9712235646
georgew@voxtel-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Voxtel Inc.
12725 SW Millikan Way Suite 230 Beaverton, OR 97005

EIN/Tax ID: 931285205
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No