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Affordable Large-Format Mid-Infrared (IR) Imagers Using Large Metamorphic…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79251
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-212-3467
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Affordable Large-Format Mid-Infrared (IR) Imagers Using Large Metamorphic InSb-on-GaAs Wafers
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8718-07-C-0051
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose epitaxial InSb grown on large metamorphic GaAs substrates as a platform to enable large affordable midwave infrared focal plane arrays (FPAs). In Phase 1, we developed buffers to accommodate the InSb/GaAs lattice mismatch and quantified their effectiveness by fabricating hybrid chips of 320x256 arrays of detector pixels flip-chip bump-bonded to matching fanouts and readout multiplexers. A phenomenal quantum efficiency in excess of 80% was achieved in Phase 1, testifying to the promise of our approach. In Phase 2, we will focus on buffer optimization and pixel passivation with the goal of achieving superb FPAs with state-of-the-art performance in terms of high pixel operability and uniformity, and low noise equivalent temperature difference (NETD). A number of FPAs will be delivered at the conclusion of the program.

Principal Investigator:

Mani Sundaram
CEO & 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