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Cryogenic Detectors with Advanced, High-Speed Readouts

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
54909
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
991605
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
STAR Cryoelectronics
25-A Bisbee Court Santa Fe, NM 87508-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Cryogenic Detectors with Advanced, High-Speed Readouts
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $599,891.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal describes three technical innovations in an effort to develop cryogenic detectors for the UV and x-ray regions. Specifically, the development of improved superconducting tunnel junction (STJ) detectors and arrays using advanced process technologies, single-stage SQUID amplifiers with ultra-low input current noise, and fast, wideband feedback electronics based on a novel high-frequency flux modulation technique. These advances are expected to reduce detector costs and improve detector performance, including the ability to detect and resolve very fast signals. The potential for integration to build large-format arrays also is discussed. This effort directly benefits SEU programs and addresses specific needs for cryogenic detectors and arrays with sensitive, high-speed readouts.

Principal Investigator:

Robin Cantor
President
rcantor@starcryo.com

Business Contact:

Robin Cantor
President
5056616481
rcantor@starcryo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

STAR Cryoelectronics, LLC
862 Estates Dr. Los Alamos, NM 87544

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