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A room temperature tunable antenna coupled intersubband terahertz (TACIT)…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
90239
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F08B-T26-0241
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: 2009
Title: A room temperature tunable antenna coupled intersubband terahertz (TACIT) detector for man-portable spectroscopy instruments
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0161
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Several emerging applications require chemical fingerprinting of hidden/concealed objects (via THz spectroscopy) from man-portable or UAV platforms. While the field of THz detectors has largely been driven by the needs of the astrophysics community, where cryocooling is considered acceptable, recently, two classes of room temperature THz detectors were demonstrated. One of these is the tunable antenna coupled intersubband terahertz (TACIT) detector, which was demonstrated by a team from UCSB and JPL. Specifically, the TACIT detector has already been demonstrated as providing a reasonable room temperature NEP at 1 THz, and it has been demonstrated as providing high speed of operation, and voltage tunability with a small dc bias. In this proposal, the Tanner/JPL/UCSB team is proposing the refinement of the TACIT detector to the specifications required by the DoD. At the end of Phase I, we will deliver a TACIT detector, along with a demonstration of the man-portability aspect via a demonstration at an Air Force facility. At the end of Phase II, we will deliver an optimized TACIT detector with specifications as set forth by the Air Force POC, and various Air Force customers. BENEFIT: THz spectroscopy from a man-portable, and lightweight instrument , will make it possible to detect and characterize concealed/hidden objects.)

Principal Investigator:

Ravi Verma
Senior Scientist
6264719700
ravi.verma@tanner.com

Business Contact:

Kevin Dinniene
Controller
6264719778
kevin@tanner.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tanner Research, Inc.
825 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016

EIN/Tax ID: 954163780
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Calif. Santa Barbara
University of California
PhysicsBroida Hall, Room 4119
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Contact: Mark Sherwin
Contact Phone: (805) 893-3774
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university