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Megapixel Low Light Level Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Imager…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87068
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A081-008-0036
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PRINCETON SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
7 Deer Park Drive Suite C Monmouth Junction, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Megapixel Low Light Level Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Imager for Persistent Surveillance
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W909MY-08-C-0057
Award Amount: $69,954.00
 

Abstract:

Persistent surveillance missions require the continuous observation of roadways, road junctions, and other areas of interest from platforms operating at low, medium, and high altitude. A single, monolithic CMOS sensor would provide significant advantages in terms of reduced complexity, size, weight, and power. Recent advances in silicon based CMOS technology have shown the potential for operation during extremely low light conditions with both high frame rate and spectral response into the NIR. The technical objectives for this project include: a) a large area, monolithic CMOS focal plane of at least 10K x 10K pixels with potential to expand to 20K x 20K pixels; b) pixel size of 5-10 microns; c) frame rate of 2 - 20 Hertz with sub-array readout capability of not less than 30 Hertz; d) low noise architecture for dawn to dusk operation; e) provision for color and black & white imagery; and f) capable of being manufactured using 200 mm wafer processes. The proposed Phase I study will address the design of a CMOS imager meeting these specifications.

Principal Investigator:

John L. Lowrance
President
7322740774
lowrance@prinsci.com

Business Contact:

John L. Lowrance
Director of Research
7322740774
lowrance@prinsci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PRINCETON SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
7 Deer Park Drive, Suite C Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852

EIN/Tax ID: 222287510
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No