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High Speed Room Temperature IR Camera Based on Plasmon Physics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
74358
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
05ST1-0062
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: 2005
Title: High Speed Room Temperature IR Camera Based on Plasmon Physics
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-0193
Award Amount: $98,950.00
 

Abstract:

Several critical DoD missions require reliable, rapid, and non-cryogenically cooled long wave IR cameras. This camera, in turn, can be developed only with a new photodiode architecture wherein detector dark current is reduced by at least 3 orders of magnitude. In this proposal, Tanner Research and Stanford University are proposing a plasmon lens & resonant antenna device to efficiently focus broadband incident IR radiation onto a spatially reduced photodiode. Photodiode volume reduction corresponds to a reduction in photodiode dark current. During Phase I, we will investigate and demonstrate the feasibility of our high risk/high reward approach of a new photodiode architecture. During Phase II, we will collaborate with Raytheon Vision Systems to build the IR camera.

Principal Investigator:

Ravi Verma
Senior Scientist
6267923000
ravi.verma@tanner.com

Business Contact:

Kevin Dinniene
Controller
6267923000
kevin@tanner.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tanner Research, Inc.
2650 East Foothill Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91107

EIN/Tax ID: 954163780
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
STANFORD UNIV.
Department of Materials Scienc, 651 Serra Street, room 260
Stanford, CA 94305
Contact: Neil Morimoto
Contact Phone: (650) 723-5349
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university