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Advanced Readout Development for High Performance Corrugated Quantum Well…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97681
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-145-1251
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-145
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Black Forest Engineering, LLC
12930 Morris Trail Colorado Springs, CO 80908-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Advanced Readout Development for High Performance Corrugated Quantum Well Infrared Photoconductors Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W909MY-10-C-0028
Award Amount: $69,987.00
 

Abstract:

Black Forest Engineering has developed readout integrated circuit (ROIC) methods that provide large charge integration capability in a small pixel pitch. A small pixel pitch allows high image resolution and large image formats with significant reduction in optics size and weight. The large charge capability results from in-pixel dark current pedestal subtraction and switched capacitor signal integration. During Phase I, BFE will demonstrate by design and analysis that pixel circuit modifications will provide low noise signal extraction compatible with corrugated quantum well infrared photoconductor (C-QWIP) operation at cryogenic temperatures. The readout pixel circuitry will be designed in a 15 Am pixel pitch with performance demonstrated in Phase I. On Phase II, this new pixel circuitry will be demonstrated in a larger format ROIC and hybridized to C-QWIP detector arrays. The Phase II ROIC will have on-chip ADC and support array size up to 2Kx2K at 60 Hz frame rates.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Gaalema
President
7195939501
sgaalema@bfe.com

Business Contact:

Vivian McDonald
Office Manager
7195939501
gsi@general-sciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Black Forest Engineering, LLC
12930 Morris Trail Colorado Springs, CO 80908

EIN/Tax ID: 010700219
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No