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Solid-state LIDAR Chip

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
74963
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-209-0345
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: 2005
Title: Solid-state LIDAR Chip
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00178-05-C-3025
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The design of a compact, high performance, solid state lidar receiver for underwater mine detection will be developed. The receiver's high frame rate operation and near single-photon sensitivity capability will enable range resolved imaging of mine like objects through greater than 6 attenuation lengths of ocean water at a significantly lower cost, and in a smaller-sized package than current approaches. The all-silicon receiver, manufacturable on commercial CMOS processes, includes a highly sensitive photodetector array, which on a single integrated circuit, is monolithically integrated with low noise analog amplifiers, sampling circuits, and readout electronics. The imaging array is capable of better than 350-psec range resolution and on-chip analog storage for greater than 128 samples per frame. During Phase I, physics-based modeling and simulation, tradeoff studies, and the system design engineering necessary to realize a compact imaging system, deployable on a variety of small sized underwater vehicles will be performed. In the optional task, test detector structures will be fabricated and their performance characteristics demonstrated. The design will be optimized through rigorous orthogonal design experiments. The results of the Phase I effort will be a detailed detector design allows for a fully operational sensor to be developed and tested in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

George M. Williams
President
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