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Ultra-Low-Noise Infrared Detector Amplifier for Next Generation Standoff…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
85044
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A08A-017-0430
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: 2008
Title: Ultra-Low-Noise Infrared Detector Amplifier for Next Generation Standoff Detector
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-08-C-0110
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

An ultra-low noise integrated circuit for mercury cadmium telluride (HgCdTe) infrared detectors is proposed. Noise reduction techniques such as active noise cancellation are commercially successful and have been implemented using silicon-based integrated circuits to reduce background and externally-induced noise. While silicon dominates infrared sensor readout electronics, silicon-based circuits have a limited bandwidth due to low electron mobility. Compound semiconductor-based amplifiers circuits, employing transistors like the pseudomorhic high electron mobility transistors (pHEMTs), have lower noise figures than conventional silicon-based circuits. They are also faster due to the higher electron mobility and have greater efficiency.. However, circuits employing active noise cancellation have not been implemented using compound semiconductor transistors. This project involves the design, fabrication, packaging and testing of a GaAs-based low noise read-out integrated circuit for HgCdTe infrared detectors employing active noise control. The circuit will have a noise figure less than 1 dB and a bandwidth of at least 10 GHz.

Principal Investigator:

Hari Vemuri
Engineer
6307710203
vhaditya@epir.com

Business Contact:

Sivalingam Sivananthan
President
6307710201
ssivananthan@epir.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EPIR TECHNOLOGIES, 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
Research Institution Information:
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
3301 South Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60616
Contact: Yang Xu
Contact Phone: (312) 567-8813
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university