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Handheld Longwave Infrared Camera Based on Highly-Sensitive Quantum Well…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83982
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
067098
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: Handheld Longwave Infrared Camera Based on Highly-Sensitive Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX07CA50P
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop a compact handheld longwave infrared camera based on quantum well infrared photodetector (QWIP) focal plane array (FPA) technology. Based on the photoexcitation of electrons out of quantum wells of GaAs sandwiched between AlGaAs barriers, QWIP FPAs have emerged as a promising new candidate for longwave infrared imaging and spectroscopy, offering superb sensitivity, pixel operability and uniformity, adjustable spectral response (3-20 microns), and extension to large formats. We will DELIVER a prototype camera at the end of Phase 1 so that NASA can test it in the field for its applications. In Phase 2, we will tailor the spectral response of the detector array to 8-12 microns, expand its format to 1Kx1K, and package and deliver the resulting wideband camera to NASA for spectroscopic/imaging studies in this spectral range.

Principal Investigator:

Mani F. Sundaram
Principal Investigator
6038213092
msundaram@qmagiq.com

Business Contact:

Mani C. Sundaram
Business Official
6038213092
msundaram@qmagiq.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QmagiQ
22 Cotton Road, Unit H, Suite 180 Nashua, NH 03063

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