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GaN-Based, Low-Voltage Avalanche Photodiodes for Robust and Compact UV Imagers

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90691
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
085221
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: GaN-Based, Low-Voltage Avalanche Photodiodes for Robust and Compact UV Imagers
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CD92P
Award Amount: $99,972.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I SBIR program is directed toward the development of a novel low-voltage (~10V) AlGaN-based multi-quantum well (MQW) avalanche photodiode (APD) on low-cost substrates. The high-gain, high-speed and low-noise operation of the proposed device allow the replacement of bulkier and more fragile photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) for many UV photon-counting and imaging applications. In particular, reduction in size and weight in addition to improvements in reliability and ruggedness compared to PMTs, make this technology very suitable for some of the NASA's planned space missions as well as other civilian and defense applications that require high-sensitivity, solar-blind UV detection.

Principal Investigator:

Amir M. Dabiran
Principal Investigator
9529342100
dabiran@svta.com

Business Contact:

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

SVT Associates
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