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Sensitive Longwave Infrared Sensors Based on P-on-N Type-II Strained Layer…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82279
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-292-2007
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QmagiQ, LLC
22 Cotton Road Unit H, Suite 180 Nashua, NH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Sensitive Longwave Infrared Sensors Based on P-on-N Type-II Strained Layer Superlattices
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-07-M-0119
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop high-sensitivity longwave (cutoff ~ 10-12 microns) infrared sensors for space situational awareness applications from Type-II InAs/GaSb strained layer superlattices (SLS). One novelty of our approach lies in using a P-on-N photodiode design (in contrast to the usual N-on-P) to leverage the excellent low-noise readout multiplexers available to drive P-on-N diode arrays. In Phase 1, we will develop material and passivation and measure their quality via test diode arrays that we will fabricate and test. Quality permitting, a companion 320x256 array will be hybridized to a readout, post-processed into a focal plane array (FPA), and tested for imaging performance. In Phase 2, we will further develop growth and processing with the aim of achieving FPAs with high quantum efficiency, low noise, and high pixel uniformity and operability. Several FPAs will be delivered.

Principal Investigator:

Mani Sundaram
President
6038213092
msundaram@qmagiq.com

Business Contact:

Axel Reisinger
CTO
6038213092
areisinger@qmagiq.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QMAGIQ, LLC
One Tara Boulevard, Suite 102 Nashua, NH 03062

EIN/Tax ID: 721569915
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No