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High Resolution, 15-micron thin, Pixellated, Back-illuminated SOI CMOS Vertex…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84295
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
83216
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 97006-6703
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: High Resolution, 15-micron thin, Pixellated, Back-illuminated SOI CMOS Vertex Sensor
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84919
Award Amount: $650,000.00
 

Abstract:

Planned high energy physics (HEP) experiments require improvements in detector technology characterized by improved parameters for granularity, readout speed, radiation hardness and sensor thickness. Of the available detector technologies, Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) pixilated imagers offer several advantages, but CMOS detectors, due to readout and fixed pattern noise, have not been widely used for scientific instrumentation. They are also difficult to thin. The goal of this project is to overcome the limitations of contemporary SOI (silicon-on-insulator) CMOS active pixel sensor (APS) technology, in a 3-dimensional stacked imager configuration, by establishing a new class of back-thinned, radiation-hard, stacked Silicon on Insulator/ SOI CMOS HEP imagers. The Phase I project successfully fabricated and thinned photodetectors to the required specifications and uniformity. This addresses one of the major technical hurdles being addressed by the HEP detector community. The Phase II project will further investigate the technologies necessary to develop these high-performance detectors. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: In the past, developments in HEP instrumentation have found widespread application in other fields. This project will open up a new approach to radiological imaging, protein crystallography, time resolved x-ray synchrotron science, electron microscopy, laser radar, and others.

Principal Investigator:

George Williams
Mr
9712235646
georgew@voxtel-inc.com

Business Contact:

George Williams
Mr
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