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SILICON BOLOMETER ARRAYS FOR HELIUM - 3 DETECTOR SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10571
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10571
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infrared Laboratorytories I
1808 E 17th St Tucson, AZ 85719
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: SILICON BOLOMETER ARRAYS FOR HELIUM - 3 DETECTOR SYSTEM
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,759.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF FABRICATING BUILDING BLOCKS FOR LARGE-SCALE CRYOGENIC INFRARED BOLOMETER ARRAYS. SILICON BOLOMETER ARRAYS OFFER THE POSSIBILITY OF SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENTS IN PERFORMANCE OVER OTHER IR DETECTORS FOR MANY BACKGROUND LEVELS IN THE WAVELENGTH RANGE 2.5 TO 500 MICROMETERS, BUT THEIR SUCCESSFUL OPERATION REQUIRES THAT EACH PIXEL BE SEPARATELY THERMALLY ISOLATED. TECHNIQUES FOR FABRICATING MODULAR LINEAR ARRAYS OF 1 X 8 DETECTORS WHICH CAN BE STACKED TO FORM 8 X 8 SIZES OR JOINED TO FORM LINEAR ARRAYS OF 1 X 64 OR LONGER WILL BE DEVELOPED. THE MULTIPLEXERS AND COLD AMPLIFIERS REQUIRED FOR THE ARRAY READOUT AS WELL AS WARM CONTROL ELECTRONICS WILL ALSO BE DESIGNED. FEASIBILITY OF THE PROPOSED DESIGN WILL BE DEMONSTRATED USING AN 8-ELEMENT BOLOMETER ARRAY FABRICATED FOR THIS STUDY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr W M Poteet

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Infrared Laboratorytories I
1808 E 17th St Tucson, AZ 85719

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