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Super Pixel Focal Plane Array Sensor

Award Information

Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Cyan Systems
5385 Hollister Ave Santa Barbara, CA, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Super Pixel Focal Plane Array Sensor
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0147-09-C-7069
Award Amount: $99,975.00


This SuperPixel FPA (SFPA) will achieve a fast track enhancement of existing technology that effectively allows improved detection and discrimination of existing and emerging threats. Cyan is working with Research Triangle Institute, who has recently developed and demonstrated Lead Tin Telluride (PbSnTe) detectors for high temperature operation and fabrication in a superpixel format. The SFPA with small - superpixels-" will provide for oversampling the diffraction limited blur and this will translate to higher object ID confidence, and hopefully allow better discrimination between targets and decoys for detection of next generation threats. As targets get smaller and as our foes develop techniques for thermal shielding and stealth, the US must develop even more sensitive, higher resolution IR imaging systems.

Principal Investigator:

Jerry Wilson
Chief Physicist

Business Contact:

Jerry Wilson
Chief Physicist
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cyan Systems
3718 Barcelona Drive Santa Barbara, CA, CA 93105

EIN/Tax ID: 201476086
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Research Triangle Inst
3040 Cornwallis Road
PO box 12194
Research Triangle, NC 27709 2194
Contact: Bulman
Contact Phone: (919) 541-8793
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)