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High-Performance Type II Superlattice LWIR Detector on Si

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
78191
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-122-2797
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SVT Associates
7620 Executive Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3677
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High-Performance Type II Superlattice LWIR Detector on Si
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-07-C-W001
Award Amount: $69,773.00
 

Abstract:

SVT Associates proposes an innovative application of several technologies to create device quality large diameter GaSb virtual substrates on Si. In combination with this GaSb/Si substrate, a novel arsenic isolation apparatus will be applied to Type-II superlattice (SL) growth for LWIR detector applications. Photodetector arrays using this material are of great interest to the DoD for various applications including, in particular, optical detection and tracking of missiles. Applying these techniques to the Type-II SL grown on Si should result in lower dislocation density, higher material purity, smoother surfaces, and more abrupt SL interfaces of SL, all of which are important factors that should significantly enhance material quality and uniformity, and device operation. We intend to characterize the positive effects of these technologies in Type-II SL grown on Si in Phase I and fabricate discrete LWIR detectors. In Phase II we will refine the processes to realize larger diameter GaSb and Type-II SL detector arrays.

Principal Investigator:

Aaron Moy
Senior Research Engineer
9529342100
moy@svta.com

Business Contact:

Leslie Price
Contract Administrator
9529342100
price@svta.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SVT ASSOC., INC.
7620 Executive Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344

EIN/Tax ID: 411764876
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No