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A 32x32 CTIA Readout Multiplexer for Far IR Detector Arrays

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66933
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
022491
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TechnoScience Corporation
P.O. Box 60658 Palo Alto, CA 94306-0658
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: A 32x32 CTIA Readout Multiplexer for Far IR Detector Arrays
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC04CA25C
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 during the integration and, thereby, will eliminate non-linearity and detector debiasing. The design will also minimize the channel-to-channel DC variation which improves the bias uniformity across all pixels of the array. 2- Capable of operation at cryogenic temperatures down to 1.5K. Advanced monolithic cryo-CMOS technology will guarantee deep cryogenic operation with minimal impact on noise performance. 3- Offers the potential of being directly hybridized to IR detector arrays using indium-bump technology. No two-dimensional readout multiplexer with these features is currently available or has been developed. This effort fits well within the scope of the SBIR Subtopic S3.03 and will be a benefit to many large and small NASA projects including SAFIR, SOFIA, and Astrobiology missions.

Principal Investigator:

Jam Farhoomand
Principal Investigator
6508529932
jfarhoomand@mail.arc.nasa.gov

Business Contact:

Jam Farhoomand
Business Official
6508529932
jfarhoomand@mail.arc.nasa.gov
Small Business Information at Submission:

TechnoScience Corporation
P.O. Box 60658 Palo Alto, CA 94306

EIN/Tax ID: 770328262
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No