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High Speed, Low Noise Nanobolometer for multispectral imaging

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91888
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB1-0116
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: High Speed, Low Noise Nanobolometer for multispectral imaging
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0081
Award Amount: $98,978.00
 

Abstract:

Several emerging applications require multispectral LWIR/MWIR imaging with an uncooled (because of weight and power concerns) imager with performance metrics (D* and speed of operation) that is comparable to those provided by cooled HgCdTe photodiodes. Unfortunately, uncooled LWIR/MWIR detectors are based on bolometers, and traditional bolometers are broadband devices that cannot be easily adapted to be spectrally selective. Further, the traditional bolometer trade space precludes the development of high speed and low noise devices. Tanner Research is proposing to leverage recent developments in nanophotonics to circumvent the traditional bolometer trade space. We will use the demonstrated nanobolometer concept, and develop it into a low noise, high-speed multispectral imager in Phase II. In Phase I, we will provide proof of concept demonstrations in single devices that demonstrate the scaleability of our technology.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

Kevin Dinniene
Director of Finance
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