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Company Information:

Name: TechnoScience Corporation
Address: P.O. Box 60658
Palo Alto, CA 94306-0658
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (650) 838-9833

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $815,000.00 10
SBIR Phase II $3,250,000.00 5

Award List:

DEVELOPMENT OF A RESONANT INFRARED PHOTOCONDUCTOR WITH UNIT QUANTUM EFFICIENCY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jam Farhoomand , President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jam Farhoomand, President/CEO
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Microwave-pumped GaAs far infrared photoconductor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jam Farhoomand, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal introduces an innovative concept which significantly enhances the performance of a far-infrared GaAs photoconductor. This method employs a microwave source, in the range of 90 to 120 GHz, to assist the photoionization process by pumping the infrared-generated electrons from the excited… More

A 32x32 CTIA readout multiplexer for far IR detector arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jam Farhoomand, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to investigate the feasibility of developing a 32x32 multi-gain readout multiplexer with the following key design features:1- Optimized for use with infrared detector arrays requiring low bias levels, such as Ge:Ga far IR photoconductors. The unit-cell design will maintain constant bias… More

A 32x32 CTIA Readout Multiplexer for Far IR Detector Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jam Farhoomand, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an innovative 32x32 multi-gain readout multiplexer with the following key design features: 1- Optimized for use with infrared detector arrays requiring low bias levels, such as Ge:Ga far IR photoconductors. The unit-cell design will maintain constant bias across the detector… More

High Purity GaAs Far IR Photoconductor With Enhanced Quantum Efficieny

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jam Farhoomand, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal introduces an innovative concept aimed to significantly enhance the quantum efficiency of a far-infrared GaAs photoconductor and achieve sensitivity levels of 10E-18 W/SQRT(Hz) or better. We propose to employ a microwave source to assist the photoionization process by pumping the… More

A 32x32 Direct Hybrid Germanium Photoconductor Array with CTIA Readout Multiplexer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jam Farhoomand, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to investigate the feasibility of developing a two-dimensional far infrared photoconductor array with the following key design features:1- A top-illuminated, 2D germanium array (32x32 single or 64x64 mosaic) with the possibility of extension to very large formats. The quantum efficiency… More

A 32x32 Direct Hybrid Germanium Photoconductor Array with CTIA Readout Multiplexer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jam A. Farhoomand, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal introduces an innovative concept aimed to develop, for the first time, a 1k pixel far infrared focal-plane array with the following key design features: 1- A top-illuminated, 2D germanium array (32x32 single or 64x64 mosaic) with the possibility of extension to very large formats. The… More

A 64x64 Low Noise Cryogenic Readout Multiplexer for Far IR Focal-Plane Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jam Farhoomand, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to investigate the feasibility of developing a low noise, two-side buttable, 64x64 readout multiplexer with the following key design features: 1- By far the largest readout array developed for far IR detectors to date. Four of these readout can be butted together to form a >16k-pixel… More

An Implant-Passivated Blocked Impurity Band Germanium Detector for the Far Infrared

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jam Farhoomand, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to investigate the feasibility of fabricating a germanium blocked-impurity-band (BIB) detector using a novel process which will enable us to: 1- fabricate a suitably-doped active layer using the well-established bulk crystal-growth process, which guarantees excellent dopant control and… More

An Implant-Passivated Blocked Impurity Band Germanium Detector for the Far Infrared

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jam Farhoomand, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to fabricate a germanium blocked-impurity-band (BIB) detector using a novel process which will enable us to:1- fabricate a suitably-doped active layer using the well-established bulk crystal-growth process, which guarantees excellent dopant control and extremely low compensating… More

A 4k-Pixel CTIA Readout for Far IR Photodetector Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jam Farhoomand, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to investigate the feasibility of developing a low noise, two-side buttable, 64x64 readout multiplexer with the following key design features:1- By far the largest readout array developed for far IR detectors to date. Four of these readout can be butted together to form a >16k-pixel… More

A 4k-Pixel CTIA Readout for Far IR Photodetector Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jam Farhoomand, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to design a low noise, two-side buttable, 64x64 readout multiplexer with the following key design features:1- By far the largest readout array developed for far IR detectors to date. Four of these readout can be butted together to form a>16k-pixel mosaic array satisfying the need of… More

A Low Noise 64x64 Germanium Array for Far IR Astronomy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jam Farhoomand, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $125,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to investigate the feasibility of developing a 64x64 far infrared germanium focal-plane array with the following key design features:1- Four top-illuminated, 32x32 germanium sub-arrays will be tiled together to form a 64x64 mosaic array. Germanium offers very low noise and proven… More

A Low Noise 64x64 Germanium Array for Far IR Astronomy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jam Farhoomand, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $700,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develope a 64x64 far infrared germanium focal-plane array with the following key design features:1- Four top-illuminated, 32x32 germanium sub-arrays will be tiled together to form a 64x64 mosaic array. Germanium offers very low noise and proven performance in the 50-140?m range.2- The… More