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A COMPACT SOLID-STATE RANGE SENSOR WITH MILLIMETER DEPTH RESOLUTION

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16029
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16029
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CLARK-MXR, INC.
7300 West Huron River Drive DEXTER, MI 48130-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: A COMPACT SOLID-STATE RANGE SENSOR WITH MILLIMETER DEPTH RESOLUTION
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,453.00
 

Abstract:

THE GOAL OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEMONSTRATE A HIGH-RESOLUTIONACTIVE RANGING SYSTEM USING LOW-TEMPERATURE-GROWN (LTG) GAAS PHOTOCONDUCTORS AS DEPTH SENSORS. THESE NEWLY-DEVELOPED SOLID-STATE DEVICES ARE CHARACTERIZED BY AN EXCEPTIONALLY BROAD FREQUENCY RESPONSE (UP TO 375 GHZ @ -3 DB) AND A VERY HIGH SENSITIVITY (70% QUANTUM EFFICIENCY). TO REDUCE THE NOISE BACKGROUND THEY CAN BE GATED ON A PICOSECOND TIME SCALE. LOW-TEMPERATURE-GROWN GAAS PHOTOCONDUCTORS ARE COMPACT, STURDY, AND EFFICIENT. DURING THIS PHASE I WE WILL STUDY THE RANGE AND THE RESOLUTION OF AN ACTIVE RANGING SYSTEM USING LTG GAAS SENSORS. THIS SOLAR-BLIND, ACTIVE RANGING SYSTEM WILL BE ABLE TO OPERATE IN ENVIRONMENTS WITH HIGHLY-VARIABLE ILLUMINATION. A CORRELATOR EMBODIMENT WILL PROVIDE MILLIMETER DEPTH-RESOLUTION AND RANGE EXTENDING TO SEVERAL HUNDRED METERS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Philippe Bado
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Mxr Inc
Po Box 370 Dexter, MI 48130

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