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LOW-COST HIGH QUANTUM EFFICIENCY LONG WAVELENGTH ARRAYS FOR SMART MUNITION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15829
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15829
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Electro-optek Corp
3152 Kashiwa Street Torrance, CA 90505
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: LOW-COST HIGH QUANTUM EFFICIENCY LONG WAVELENGTH ARRAYS FOR SMART MUNITION
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $52,641.00
 

Abstract:

RECENT SUCCESSES OF MOLECULAR BEAM EPITAXY (MBE) HAVE DEMONSTRATED GROWTH OF NEW ELECTRONIC MATERIALS AND INFRARED DETECTORS WITH EXCEPTIONAL OR GREATLY IMPROVED PROPERTIES. IN PARTICULAR, MBE CAN PRODUCE A SUPERLATTICE SCHOTTKY BARRIER WITH CONTROLLED BANDGAP AND ULTRA-THIN EPILAYERS TO DETECT LONG WAVELENGTH INFRARED (LWIR) IN THE 8-12 MICRON SPECTRAL RANGE. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP AN ARRAY OF THESE SUPERLATTICE SCHOTTKY BARRIER DETECTOR PROCESSED WITH METAL OXIDE FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR (MOSFET) READOUT ELECTRONICS ON SILICON (SI). WE WILL FIRST DEVELOP THE SUPERLATTICE SCHOTTKY BARRIER DETECTORS FOR THE 8-12 MIRO SPECTRAL REGION, AND DEVELOP THE READOUT ELECTRONICS TO INTERFACE THE DETECTORS FORMING A MONOLITHIC ARRAY. WE WILL THEN OPTIMIZE THE ARRAY FOR A QUANTUM EFFICIENCY GREATER THAN 40%, A NON-UNIFORMITY LESS THAN 1% AND A FABRICATION COST AS LOW AS THAT FOR THE CURRENTLY-AVAILABLE PT-SILICIDE SCHOTTKY BARRIER ARRAY COVERING THE 3 - 5 MICRON SPECTRAL BAND. THE RESULTANT LWIR ARRAYS WILL BE LOW COST AND HIGH PERFORMANCE, AND THEREFORE WILL BE MOST ATTRACTIVE FOR ADVANCED SEEKERS USED IN SMART MUNITIONS IN PROGRAMS SUCH AS SADARM.

Principal Investigator:

C Hsu
Principal Investigator
2135343666

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Electro-optek Corp
3152 Kashiwa St Torrance, CA 90505

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