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Improvement of Type II Superlattices by H-Plasma

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
78784
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053-1061
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SVT Associates, Inc.
7620 executive drive eden prairie, MN 55344
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Improvement of Type II Superlattices by H-Plasma
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-07-C-7639
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

SVT Associates proposes an innovative atomic Hydrogen enhanced growth and surface preparation technique for high performance type-II superlattice focal plane array fabrication. This material system is capable of infrared detection from 2 to > 30 micron, depending on layer composition and thickness. Photodetector arrays using this material are of great interest to the DoD for various applications including, in particular, optical detection and tracking of missiles. Hydrogen atomic flux has already been shown to improve other III-V growth, such as InAs. Applying the Hydrogen treatment to the superlattice should result in smoother substrate surfaces, higher material purity and more abrupt superlattice interfaces, all important factors that should significantly enhance device operation. In Phase II we will combine the Hydrogen process with other tool advances made by SVTA to realize type-II superlattice discrete detectors and detector arrays. We have established collaborations with current FPA suppliers to help bring these superlattice materials to commercial viability.

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