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Multi-color VLWIR Focal Plane Array for Space Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
64007
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
022-0643
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: 2003
Title: Multi-color VLWIR Focal Plane Array for Space Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N0017803C3012
Award Amount: $69,984.00
 

Abstract:

We propose here a new generation of two color superlattice-based VLWIR detectors. The objective will be achieved by combining the advantages of the molecular beam epitaxy(MBE) crystal growth technique, and band gap engineering of a superlattice structurewith reduced tunneling currents and accurate control of cut-off wavelengths. The proposed technology eliminates non-uniformity in the band gap of alloys that leads to high fixed pattern noise in the current technology. For improved space surveillance andthreat warning capabilities, where the operability to permit tracking and discrimination at longer ranges for colder objects is absolutely necessary, a breakthrough sensor technology such as that proposed here is critical. Such systems are anticipated tohave enormous potential not only in military, but also in commercial applications including remote/environmental IR sensing by NASA and civil airspace users.

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