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High-Performance Type II Superlattice LWIR Detector on Six Inch (6") Si

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
78191
Program Year/Program:
2008 / 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, Inc.
7620 Executive Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3677
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: High-Performance Type II Superlattice LWIR Detector on Six Inch (6") Si
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W909MY-08-C-0054
Award Amount: $773,407.00
 

Abstract:

SVT Associates proposes an innovative 24-month Phase II program to further develop high performance Type-II superlattice focal plane arrays on Silicon substrates up to 6-inches in diameter. The Type-II superlattice 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. Silicon is desired for its robust structure and large area, which could yield dies with lower unit costs. Silicon also offers integration with readout circuitry and MEMs technology. In the Phase I record high quality GaSb on Si was grown, using proprietary buffer techniques, with x-ray FWHM values comparable to that of bulk GaSb. Test Type-II superlattice layers grown on GaSb/Si showed equally impressive data. The Phase II program will refine the buffer technology and fabricate LWIR photodetectors on Si.

Principal Investigator:

Aaron Moy
Senior Research Engineer
9529342100
moy@svta.com

Business Contact:

Leslie Price
Business Manager
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