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Novel Single Photon Counting Readout Circuits and APD Arrays with Capability…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90645
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
085492
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Epitaxial Technologies, LLC
1450 South Rolling Road Baltimore, MD 21227-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Novel Single Photon Counting Readout Circuits and APD Arrays with Capability from UV to IR
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CD46P
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

The overall goal of the proposed Phase I SBIR project is to develop and demonstrate 256x256 segmented readout integrated circuits (ROICs) that can read, digitize and count the response of linear-mode single photon counting avalanche photodiode (APD) pixels with picosecond readout capability and bandwidth at least an order of magnitude better than currently available ROICs. We will accomplish this by designing an ultrahigh speed front-end amplifier for an existing ROIC architecture that will be capable of low noise, wideband amplification of picosecond photocurrent pulses induced by single photons in the APD. In Phase I of this project, we will design, model and simulate the performance of higher speed ROIC analog front ends that will enable readout speed enhancement by as much as a factor of 10 compared to the performance of existing ROICs. In Phase II, we will design, fabricate and test 256 x 256 ultra-high speed ROICs and 256 x 256 linear-mode APD arrays.

Principal Investigator:

Leye Aina
Principal Investigator
4104555594
oaina@epitaxialtechnologies.com

Business Contact:

Leye Aina
Business Official
4104555594
oaina@epitaxialtechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Epitaxial Technologies, LLC
1450 South Rolling Road Baltimore, MD 21045

EIN/Tax ID: 522018258
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No