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Type II Superlattices for LWIR Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77514
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-122-0749
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MP Technologies, LLC
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Type II Superlattices for LWIR Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-08-C-M001
Award Amount: $1,235,636.00
 

Abstract:

Long wavelength infrared (LWIR) imaging sensors are needed for next generation ballistic missile defense programs. 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. It also offers unique design flexibility for new innovative detector structures. At present, one of the main challenges in achieving this potential is the minimization of the dark current, which is the aim of this Phase II project. To do so, it is proposed to design novel LWIR Type II superlattice structures with optimum absorbing and contact layer thicknesses and doping, to establish optimum growth conditions to achieve the highest material quality and to match the device designs, and to fabricate and test Type II superlattice photodetectors and arrays, correlating to growth conditions and processing techniques.

Principal Investigator:

Patrick Kung
Technical Director
8474917208
fina-mpt1@usa.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

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