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PHOTODETECTORS FOR OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
10285
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10285
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tanner Research, Inc.
825 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: PHOTODETECTORS FOR OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $160,000.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE, DEVELOP, AND HAVE FABRICATED A HIGH-SPEED IMAGING SENSOR BASED ON A CUSTOM MOS INTEGRATED CIRCUIT. THE SENSOR WILL HAVE ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTERS ON-CHIP TO PRODUCE HIGH SPEED DIGITAL VIDEO DATA FOR TRANSMISSION OFF-CHIP. THIS SENSOR WILL BE AN EXTENSION OF OUR CURRENT DEVELOPMENT OF A 256X256 PIXEL SENSOR THAT OPERATES AT FRAME RATES OF 2000 FRAMES/SECOND. OUR APPROACH WILL UTILIZE STANDARD READILY AVAILABLE CMOS BULK INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY SO PRODUCTS ARISING FROM THIS R&D CAN BE FABRICATED RELIABLY AND ECONOMICALLY BY A NUMBER OF VENDORS. WE HAVE DEMONSTRATED THE FEASIBILITY OF FABRICATING PHOTOSENSOR ARRAYS USING STANDARD CMOS PROCESSES. ON-CHIP CIRCUITS PROVIDE SCANNING, LOGARITHMIC COMPRESSION (OPTICAL), AMPLIFICATION, SAMPLE-AND-HOLD, MULTIPLEXING, AND ROW AND COLUMN DECODING. WE HAVE DEMONSTRATED CUSTOM CMOS IMAGERS IN OUR LABORATORY THAT OPERATE AT FRAME RATES IN EXCESS OF 1000 FRAMES/SECOND. WE PRESENTLY HAVE A DESIGN JUST BACK FROM FABRICATION THAT IS PROJECTED TO OPERATE IN EXCESS OF 2000 FRAMES/SECOND. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH-SPEED VIDEO SENSOR WITH INTEGRATED A/D CONVERTERS IS A NATURAL EXTENSION OF THIS PRIOR WORK AND LEADS DIRECTLY TO AN INEXPENSIVE PRODUCT WITH WIDE APPLICABILITY IN COMMERCIAL, ACADEMIC, AND MILITARY MARKETS.

Principal Investigator:

John Tanner
8187951696

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Tanner Research Inc.
128 W Del Mar Blvd Pasadena, CA 91105

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