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Study of Generation Recombination Process in Type II InAs/GaSb Superlattices…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69742
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-082-0140
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MP Technologies, LLC
1801 Maple Avenue Evanston, IL 60201-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Study of Generation Recombination Process in Type II InAs/GaSb Superlattices for High Performance VLWIR Detectors
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-04-C-7032
Award Amount: $98,677.00
 

Abstract:

Very long wave infrared (VLWIR or lambda > 15 micron) photon detectors are highly needed in a number of missile defense missions. Type II InAs/GaSb superlattices represent the most promising material system capable of delivering a more affordable and producible focal plane array (FPA) technology than the current technology, while at the same time exhibiting similar or better performance than current technology in this spectral band. However, one of the major obstacle in the development of such FPAs remains the generation-recombination (G-R) current which still dominates the dark current in these photodetectors. It is here proposed to study the feasibility of reducing the G-R current in such type II superlattice photodetectors through advanced modeling and design of the superlattice structures in close correlation with detector growth, fabrication and performance measurement results.

Principal Investigator:

Vahid Yazdanpanah
Technical Director
8472567648
yazdan_v@yahoo.com

Business Contact:

Manijeh Razeghi
President
8472567648
razeghi@ece.northwestern.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

MP TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
1801 Maple Avenue Evanston, IL 60201

EIN/Tax ID: 364280738
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No