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Innovative Techniques for Missile Defense

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69529
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-020-0851
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Voxtel Inc.
15985 NW Schendel Avenue Suite 200 Beaverton, OR 97006-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Innovative Techniques for Missile Defense
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-04-P-0052
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Voxtel, Inc. proposes to optimize the design of a 1.00-¿m to 1.55-¿m near infrared (NIR) linear mode (LM)HgCdTe avalanche photodiode (APD) array that achieves high gain with nearly no excess noise, so as to achieve high bandwidth (e.g. > 1 GHz) single photon counting laser radar (LADAR) operation. Leveraging the low noise LM avalanche gain and our low noise CMOS LADAR receiver circuitry, we will achieve photon counting without Geiger Mode (GM) operation. The benefits of the innovation are significant. As the afterpulsing and quenching time associated with GM APD operation limits bandwidth and requires excessive pixel circuitry, the innovation offers the potential for dramatically higher bandwidth, compact, single photon sensitive LADAR systems with potentially higher reliability and with no breakdown-induced cross talk.

Principal Investigator:

James Gates
Senior Engineer
5039067906
georgew@voxtel-inc.com

Business Contact:

George M. Williams
President
5039067906
georgew@voxtel-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VOXTEL, INC.
12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 300 Beaverton, OR 97005

EIN/Tax ID: 931285205
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No