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A MULTIPLE-OUTPUT SI/GAAS HYBRID IMAGING DEVICE FOR VERY HIGH FRAME-RATE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
6295
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6295
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Q-DOT, INC.
1069 Elkton Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: A MULTIPLE-OUTPUT SI/GAAS HYBRID IMAGING DEVICE FOR VERY HIGH FRAME-RATE APPLICATIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $450,000.00
 

Abstract:

CONVENTIONAL HIGH-SPEED IMGAGE-RECORDING SYSTEMS ARE TYPICALLY BASED ON STROBOSCOPIC AND/OR HIGH-SPEED FILM METHODOLOGIES. THESE APPROACHES SUFFER FROM THE USE OF FILM AS A RECORDING MEDIUM, REDUCING SYSTEM FLEXIBILITY AND ELIMINATING REAL-TIME EVALUATION OF IMAGE DATA. FURTHERMORE, CONVENTIONAL ELECTRONIC IMAGING SYSTEMS DO NOT POSSESS HIGH FRAME-RATE CAPABILITIES. Q-DOT PROPOSES A HYBRID SI/GAAS ELECTRONIC IMAGING DEVICE CAPABLE OF OBTAINING MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND IMAGES PER SECOND. THE DEVICE CONSISTS OF A SILICON PERISTALTIC CHARGE-COUPLED DEVICE IMAGING ARRAY WITH GAAS FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS BUMP MOUNTED FOR USE AS OUTPUT STRUCTURES. THE PROPOSED IMAGER HAS INHERENT OPTICAL SHUTTERING AND UTILIZES A PARALLEDL OUTPUT DATA ARRANGEMENT. FOR AN ARRAY FORMAT OF 512 X 512 PIXELS WITH 8 PARALLEL OUTPUT CHANNELS, THE PROPOSED IMAGER CAN GATHER AND OUTPUT MORE THAN 1250 IMAGES PER SECOND AT A 50 MEGAPIXEL/SECOND/CHANNEL OUTPUT RATE, WITH A DYNAMIC RANGE OF GREATER THAN 500 TO 1. SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER FRAME RATES ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE USE OF ADDITIONAL OUTPUT CHANNELS AND HIGHER OUTPUT DATA RATES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Mark Wadsworth
3035901112

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Q-dot Inc.
1069 Elkton Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80907

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