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Large Area, High Power, Vertically Conducting Deep UV LEDs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87191
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-077-1300
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NITEK, INC.
1804 Salem Church Road Irmo, SC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Large Area, High Power, Vertically Conducting Deep UV LEDs
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-09-C-0020
Award Amount: $69,963.00
 

Abstract:

Nitek Inc. proposes to develop deep ultraviolet light emitting diodes having high quantum efficiency, long device lifetime, and large emission area to make usable for force protection objectives of bio-agent threat detection and maneuver sustainment objectives of potable water. The advancements in deep UV LEDs will be achieved by developing a novel vertically conducting geometry. In addition to the inherent advantages that are gained by developing a vertically conducting LED compared with conventional laterally conducting devices, Nitek proposes several advances to these devices that will allow them to meet the challenging technical goals that are required for large scale commercial acceptance of these devices. These include development of thick n-AlGaN base templates, backside device heatsink deposition, enhanced light extraction through surface modification, and short-pass filter deposition to reduce the deep level emission from the deep UV LEDs.

Principal Investigator:

Vinod Adivarahan
Senior Scientist
8037770710
adivarahan@engr.sc.edu

Business Contact:

Rubina Khan
Chief Operating Officer
8036228064
rubinakhan@gmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NITEK, INC.
1804 Salem Church Road Irmo, SC 29063

EIN/Tax ID: 208394864
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No