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Passivation of Type II Superlattices for VLWIR Sensors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
77995
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B064-011-0002
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MP Technologies, LLC
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Passivation of Type II Superlattices for VLWIR Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7517
Award Amount: $99,927.00
 

Abstract:

Very long wavelength infrared (VLWIR) detectors are highly needed for midcourse phase missile defense. Blocked impurity band detectors are capable of sensing at these wavelengths but require extremely low temperatures, in the 10K or less range. The InAs/GaSb Type II heterostructure system offers unique design flexibility for new innovative detectors. By incorporating dark current reduction techniques, we can provide the basis for 77K detection in the 15-25 micrometer spectral range. Several tasks are required to address the application of Type II superlattices for VLWIR sensors: (i) Design of a suitable structure with cutoff wavelength in the VLWIR at the desired operating temperature (ii) Optimization of the epitaxial growth conditions for VLWIR superlattice material with the goal of minimizing recombination centers, and (iii) Development of processes for uniform and reproducible sidewall passivation.

Principal Investigator:

Erick Michel
Vice President
8474917208
erickjmichel@sbcglobal.net

Business Contact:

Manijeh Razeghi
President
8474917208
razeghi@ece.northwestern.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

MP TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
1801 Maple Avenue Evanston, IL 60201

EIN/Tax ID: 364280738
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Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Research Institution Information:
NORTHWESTERN UNIV.
633 Clark St Room 2-502
Evanston, IL 60208
Contact: Charlotte A. Trink
Contact Phone: (847) 491-1967
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university