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Uncooled BLIP Detector for Next Generation Infrared (IR) Focal Plane Arrays…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
74761
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
044-0671
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Itn Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127-4107
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Uncooled BLIP Detector for Next Generation Infrared (IR) Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-05-C-7140
Award Amount: $99,454.00
 

Abstract:

The ITN team proposes to design and develop a revolutionary uncooled IR detector that is compatible with large format focal place arrays. By dramatically decreasing thermal conduction noise and Johnson noise, the proposed sensor enables BLIP sensitivity resulting in a 50 times increase in detector sensitivity over state-of-the-art technologies. Preliminary analysis projects a specific detectivity of 1.2E10 cm-Hz^0.5/W and NETD much less than 1 mK. The proposed BLIP detector will have a cutoff wavelength greater than 14 microns, a time constant of ~3msec, and require very little power (~40nanoWatts per pixel). In addition, the BLIP detector will be fabricated with standard thin-film technologies that provide high pixel uniformity, decreased cost, and inherent stability in high radiation environments.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Berland
Manager, Thin-Film/Nanotechnology
3032855107
bberland@itnes.com

Business Contact:

Janet Casteel
Manager, Business Relations
3032855111
jcasteel@itnes.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ITN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
8130 Shaffer Pkwy Littleton, CO 80127

EIN/Tax ID: 841582609
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No