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FLIR ARRAY ALTERNATIVE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
6305
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6305
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Quantix Corp
2 Research Court Rockville, MD 20850
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: FLIR ARRAY ALTERNATIVE
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $495,000.00
 

Abstract:

NEW MATERIALS TO DIRECTLY UPCONVERT 1 TO 12 MICRON INFRARED IMAGES TO VISIBLE HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED BY QUANTEX IN THE PAST YEAR. THESE MATERIALS ARE A NEW GROUP OF DOPED SEMICONDUCTORS WHICH HAVE PURPOSELY TAILORED ELECTRON TRAP DEPTHS SELECTED FROM 85 MEV TO 1.3 EV. ONCE THE TRAPS ARE FILLED BY A VISIBLE PUMP LIGHT, THEY CAN REMAIN SO FOR EXTREMELY LONG TIMES UNTIL TRIGGERED TO VISIBLE EMISSION BY INFRARED PHOTONS. THIS PROPOSED WORK WILL EVALUATE THESE MATERIALS FOR CONVERSION EFFICIENCY AND EQUIVALENT NOISE AS A FUNCTION OF TEMPERATURE FOR INFRARED INPUT, ESPECIALLY IN THE 3-5 MICRON AND 8-14 MICRON WAVELENGTH RANGES. IT IS EXPECTED, FROM VERY RECENT INITIAL OBSERVATIONS, THAT THESE NEW ELECTRON TRAPPING (ET) MATERIALS COULD BE DEVELOPED FOR EFFICIENT, VERY LOW NOISE INFRARED IMAGE CONVERTERS OUT TO 14 MICRONS. THEN COMMONLY AVAILABLE VISIBLE-WAVELENGHT HIGHEFFICIENCY OPTO-ELECTRONICS COULD EASILY BE UTILIZED FOR DISPLAY SYSTEMS, ETC.

Principal Investigator:

Charles Y Wrigley
3012582701

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Quantex Corp.
2 Research Ct Rockville, MD 20850

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