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Surface Micromachined Arrays of Transition-Edge Detectors

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
71985
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
033308
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Surface Micromachined Arrays of Transition-Edge Detectors
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNG04CA75C
Award Amount: $69,942.00
 

Abstract:

An innovative surface micromachining technique is described for the fabrication of closely-packed arrays of transition edge sensor (TES) x-ray microcalorimeters. This technique enables individual TES microcalorimeters to be suspended on a thin membrane for thermal isolation from the bath temperature. The TES detectors are fabricated from normal metal/superconductor bilayers with a transition temperature of around 0.1 K. The proposed surface micromachining technique will simplify the fabrication of closely-packed TES microcalorimeter arrays, which are needed for numerous applications in astronomical x-ray spectroscopy.

Principal Investigator:

Robin Cantor
Principal Investigator
5054246454
rcantor@starcryo.com

Business Contact:

Robin H. Cantor
President
5054246454
rcantor@starcryo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

STAR Cryoelectronics LLC
25-A Bisbee Court Santa Fe, NM 87508

EIN/Tax ID: 850460916
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No