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FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR A NEW GENERATION CCD IMAGER SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2816
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2816
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Photometrics Ltd
3440 East Britannia Dr Suite 110 Tucson, AZ 85706
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR A NEW GENERATION CCD IMAGER SYSTEM
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $315,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF CONSTRUCTING A NEW GENERATION, LOW NOISE, SUPER HIGH RESOLUTION CCD IMAGING SYSTEM. THIS SYSTEM WILL EMPLOY THE 2048 X 2048 RESOLUTION ELEMENT, 3,060 MM2 PHOTOACTIVE AREA, LOW NOISE, BACKSIDE ILLUMINATED, TEKTRONIX CCD. THIS DEVICEREPRESENTS A TREMENDOUS INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF RESOLUTIONELEMENTS AND PHOTOACTIVE AREA AVAILABLE OVER ANY TYPE OF SOLID STATE ARRAY DETECTOR. TEKTRONIX HAS PREDICTED THAT A READOUT NOISE OF FIVE ELECTRONS SHOULD BE OBTAINABLE FOR THIS CCD DETECTOR. THE FIRST STAGE IN THIS RESEARCH WILL BETHE DESIGN OF NEW LOW NOISE PREAMPLIFIERS NEEDED TO OBTAIN THIS READ NOISE. IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE ELECTRO-OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THIS NEW FAMILY OF CCDS, AS WELL AS OPTIMIZE THE OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS, RESEARCH WILL FOCUS ON THE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AND MORE TRACTABLE, ELECTRICALLY IDENTICAL 512 X 512 TEKTRONIX CCD. USING THE KNOWLEDGE LEARNED FROM THE SMALLER DEVICE EVALUATION, THE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS INVOLVED WITH IMPLEMENTING THE LARGER 2048 X 2048 BACKSIDE IMAGER WILL BE INVESTIGATED.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Aikens
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Photometrics Ltd
2010 N Forbes Blvd #103 Tucson, AZ 85745

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