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Front End Opto-Electronics for Future Radio Communications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
08ST1-0215
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
ST081-013
Solicitation Number:
2008.A
Small Business Information
MicroLink Devices
6457 Howard Street Niles, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Front End Opto-Electronics for Future Radio Communications
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0082
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

The innovation in this Phase II SBIR program is the development of a unique process technology that will enable the realization of a high current InP based photodetector capable of operating at increased optical power densities and with improved reliability. The process technology is an epitaxial lift-off (ELO) process in which the epitaxial material is completely removed from the InP substrate on which it is grown. The costly substrate is left intact after ELO and can be reused for additional growths, which provides a pathway to lower cost devices. The ELO process can also provide significant improvements in the thermal impedance of the high current photodetector since the substrate is completely eliminated and the remaining photodetector active material can be bonded onto a high thermal conductivity material for efficient heat removal. Alternatively, the active material can be bonded to a flexible plastic material to permit further integration with a conformal patch antenna. Materials of interest for patch antennas include flexible plastics such as Mylar.

Principal Investigator:

Noren Pan
President
(847) 588-3001
npan@mldevices.com

Business Contact:

Noren Pan
President
(847) 588-3001
noren_pan@mindspring.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MicroLink Devices
6457 Howard Street Niles, IL 60714

EIN/Tax ID: 043511752
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
U of Notre Dame
511 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556-
Contact: Shohn Turner
Contact Phone: (574) 631-1085