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High-Performance HgCdTe VLWIR Photovoltaic Detectors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57478
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
021NM-0800
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EPIR Technologies Inc
590 Territorial Drive, Suite B Bolingbrook, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: High-Performance HgCdTe VLWIR Photovoltaic Detectors
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-02-C-0166
Award Amount: $99,390.00
 

Abstract:

"We propose a new generation of non-equilibrium superlattice, high efficiency VLWIR(14 um and longer) detectors that operate in the 40-77K temperature range. The objectives will be achieved by combining the advantages of the molecular beam epitaxy(MBE)crystal growth technique, an innovative non-equilibrium device architecture, and a superlattice structure to control the absorption cut-off wavelength more precisely. For improved space surveillance and threat warning capabilities, where the ability todetect faint objects at great distances is absolutely necessary, a breakthrough sensor technology such as that proposed here is critical. The proposed detectors are anticipated to have enormous potential not only in military, but also in commercialapplications including industrial and auto-emission monitoring, tumor detection, environmental monitoring, and fire detection etc."

Principal Investigator:

Tae Seok Lee
Senior Scientist
6307710206
tslee@smartpixelinc.com

Business Contact:

Sivalingam Sivananthan
President
6307710201
ssiva@smartpixelinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Smart Pixel, Inc.
590 Territorial Drive, Suite B Bolingbrook, IL 60440

EIN/Tax ID: 364196918
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No