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A REAL-TIME HIGH DENSITY CCD ARCHITECTURE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
15344
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15344
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 -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: A REAL-TIME HIGH DENSITY CCD ARCHITECTURE
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $54,808.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE TO DESIGN AND DEVELOP AN ARCHITECTURE FOR CCD READOUT THAT WILL ALLOW A SINGLE HIGH-DENSITY CCD SENSOR TO GENERATE REAL-TIME READOFF RATES OVER MULTIPLE PARALLEL OUTPUT PINS OR SLOWER READOFF RATES OVER A SMALLER NUMBER OF PINS (E.G. ONE). A SIMPLE MODIFICATION TO THE OUTPUT STRUCTURE WILL ALLOW A SINGLE CCD DESIGN TO SERVE MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS BY OPERATING IN DIFFERENT READOUT MODES CONTROLLED BY INPUTS TO THE CCD. DURING PHASE I WE WILL REFINE THE CONCEPT. WE WILL ANALYZE RELEVANT TECHNOLOGIES FOR PERFORMANCE, MANUFACTURABILITY, AND COST. OUR PHASE I EFFORT WILL INCLUDE THE DESIGN, MODELING, AND FABRICATION OF A SMALL CCD CHIP TO PROVE THE FEASIBILITY OF OUR DEVELOPMENT. OUR APPROACH WILL UTILIZE FABRICATION BY EITHER LORAL (FORD) AEROSPACE OR ORBIT SEMICONDUCTOR. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS - A HIGH-DENSITY CCD CHIP THAT CAN AT ONCE SERVE REAL-TIME APPLICATIONS AND SINGLE-OUTPUT-TAP APPLICATIONS WOULD INCUR ONLY A SINGLE NRE CHARGE AND RIDE ON THE PRODUCTION VOLUMES OF BOTH. WE INTEND TO ACTIVELY MARKET PRODUCTS ARISING FROM THIS RESEARCH.

Principal Investigator:

John Tanner
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Tanner Research Inc
180 N Vinedo Ave Pasadena, CA 91107

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