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LWIR Focal Plane Arrays based on Type-II InAs/GaSb Superlattices

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
86449
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-032-0024
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: LWIR Focal Plane Arrays based on Type-II InAs/GaSb Superlattices
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0147-09-C-7030
Award Amount: $999,857.00
 

Abstract:

Infrared photon sensors presently available for ballistic missile defense applications, with a cutoff wavelength ~10 micron, are based on HgCdTe. These suffer from a high non-uniformity and thus a high focal plane array cost. The most promising alternative is III-V compound semiconductor superlattices based on arsenides and antimonides, such as Type-II InAs/GaSb superlattices, which are expected to exhibit higher quantum efficiency and uniformity than current systems. This Phase II project plans to capitalize on previous Phase I and Phase II efforts, integrating them in order to advance the technology for Type-II InAs/GaSb superlattices in order to demonstrate and deliver prototype 256x320 focal plane arrays with an ~10 micron cutoff wavelength. This improved device will incorporate a hybrid M-structure - double-heterostructure design for significantly improved R0A and overall device performance.

Principal Investigator:

Ryan McClintock
Technical Director
8474917208
rmcclin@gmail.com

Business Contact:

Manijeh Razeghi
President
8474917208
razeghi@eecs.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