USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Solid-state LIDAR Chip

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
74963
Program Year/Program:
2006 / 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 -
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Solid-state LIDAR Chip
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00178-06-C-3024
Award Amount: $299,811.00
 

Abstract:

A Solid-State Imaging LIDAR (SSIL) receiver for the AN/AES-1 and AN/AQS-20A mine detection systems will be designed, fabricated, tested, and demonstrated. Each of the SSIL's 1024 signal channels tightly couples a highly-sensitive APD with a wide-bandwidth, low-noise amplifier, and high-sample-rate analog wavefront storage register. The high-performance, monolithic, CMOS LIDAR receiver benefits from silicon's high, 532 nm quantum efficiency and its low avalanche multiplication noise. Monolithically integrating the SSIL's photodetector, amplifier, and sampling circuits in a single CMOS chip eliminates bond and solder connections, lowers parasitic capacitance, reduces noise, and increases bandwidth. The shorter connection between the photodiode and amplifier increases the receiver's immunity to electromagnetic interference. The elimination of the bond and solder connections means less fault liability, easier assembling processes, and reduced chip area. Thus, the size and weight of receiver is reduced. In the program's first year, a fully-functional SSIL array will be designed and each of the critical CMOS circuits will be fabricated and characterized. In year two, the fully-integrated, monolithic SSIL receiver will be fabricated and tested. In an optional Phase II task, reliability and environmental testing will be performed to demonstrate the SSIL receiver's technology readiness level and to aide its transition to the fleet.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Huntington
Senior Engineer
9712235646
andrew@voxtel-inc.com

Business Contact:

George M. Williams
President
9712235646
georgew@voxtel-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VOXTEL, INC.
12725 SW Millikan Way Suite 230 Beaverton, OR 97005

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