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Photon-Counting Focal Plane Arrays for Active Sensing from 0.4-2.5 μm…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
97044
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B093-038-0449
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 09-038
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aerius Photonics, LLC.
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B Suite B Ventura, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Photon-Counting Focal Plane Arrays for Active Sensing from 0.4-2.5 μm Wavelength
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7351
Award Amount: $99,971.00
 

Abstract:

Aerius Photonics proposes to develop photon-counting, linear-mode detection, active imaging focal plane arrays (FPAs) with photoresponse from 0.4 to 2.5 μm wavelength (VIS-NIR-SWIR) by inserting their BroadwaveT photodetector material into an Avalanche Photodiode (APD) structure. In Phase I Aerius will demonstrate the feasibility of the approach by fabricating APD arrays and test structures with photoresponse to 2.1 μm, and develop a Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC) design appropriate to work with the APD arrays. In Phase II Aerius will fabricate 256x256 APD arrays with photoresponse to 2.5 μm, complete the design of and fabricate an appropriate ROIC, integrate the detector arrays with ROIC and demonstrate active imaging with the FPA throughout the VIS-NIR-SWIR wavelength bands.

Principal Investigator:

Michael MacDougal
Vice-President
8056424645
macdougal@aeriusphotonics.com

Business Contact:

Jon Geske
President
8056424645
geske@aeriusphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerius Photonics, LLC.
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B Ventura, CA 93003

EIN/Tax ID: 200992331
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No