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High-performance, cost-effective SLS arrays using conventional III-V processes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
96972
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B093-013-0500
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 09-013
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: High-performance, cost-effective SLS arrays using conventional III-V processes
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7350
Award Amount: $99,985.00
 

Abstract:

Aerius Photonics plans to develop cost-effective focal plane arrays (FPAs) based on InAs/GaSb strained layer superlattice (SLS) structures for long-wavelength infrared (LWIR) wavelength applications. Presently, the majority of arrays are fabricated in academic or laboratory environments. Building on their expertise in building large InGaAs arrays, Aerius will develop wafer processes that are straightforward to transition to a foundry. New processes, particularly those related to passivation will require modifications to ensure a smooth transition to the foundry. Aerius expects that the changes made to the passivation process will also have the beneficial effect of reducing dark current related to wafer processing. In Phase I, Aerius will perform a preliminary development of the passivation processes to assess its compatibility with SLS devices. If successful, Aerius would fully transition the process to their foundry in Phase II, and build 1K x 1K arrays ready for hybridization to the appropriate ROIC.

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