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CDTE OPTICAL COMPONENTS IN LONG WAVELENGTH INFRARED SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15725
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15725
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Xacton Corp
P.o. Box 5119 Billerica, MA 01822
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: CDTE OPTICAL COMPONENTS IN LONG WAVELENGTH INFRARED SYSTEMS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $66,568.00
 

Abstract:

INFRARED SYSTEMS ARE NEEDED FOR A VARIETY OF DEFENSE RELATED APPLICATIONS, SUCH AS: SURVEILLANCE, TARGET DETECTION, ACQUISITION AND TRACKING, MISSILE GUIDANCE, ETC. FOR MANY APPLICATIONS SUCH AS THOSE INVOLVING COLD-DIM TARGETS, THESE SYSTEMS NEED TO OPERATE IN THE VERY LONG WAVELENGTH REGION OF THE INFRARED SPECTRUM, E.G. 15-35 MICRONS CUTOFF. IN THIS WAVELENGTH REGION, THE AVAILABILITY OF SUITABLE MATERIALS FOR OPTICAL COMPONENTS SUCH AS WINDOWS, LENSES AND FILTERS ETC, IS A SIGNIFICANTLY IMPORTANT ISSUE. FOR THESE APPLICATIONS, BASED ON PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, CDTE IS AN EXCELLENT CHOICE, SUPERIOR TO OTHER KNOWN MATERIALS. HOWEVER, ITS USAGE HAS BEEN SEVERELY LIMITED DUE TO THE LACK OF A SUITABLE PROCESS FOR THE GROWTH OF HIGH QUALITY AND LARGE AREA WAFERS OF IT. RECENTLY, HOWEVER, XACTON HAS ACHIEVED A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH BY DEVELOPING A NEW PROCESS FOR THE GROWTH OF II-VI COMPOUNDS, AND WILL APPLY THIS PROCESS TO THE GROWTH OF CDTE.

Principal Investigator:

Bal K Jindal
Principal Investigator
6029668765

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Xacton Corpon
Po Box 3129 Tempe, AZ 85280

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