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1Kx1K Longwave Infrared SLS FPA - Development and Cost Model

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B103-009-0248
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA10-009
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
QmagiQ, LLC
22 Cotton Road Unit H, Suite 180 Nashua, NH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: 1Kx1K Longwave Infrared SLS FPA - Development and Cost Model
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7589
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop a large-format 1Kx1K longwave infrared focal plane array (FPA) from Type-II InAs/(In)GaSb strained layer superlattice (SLS) photodiodes. In Phase I, we will develop small pixels with the goals of ~ 10 micron cutoff wavelength, quantum efficiency>60%, and dark current density<1e-5 A/cm^2 at 77K in a backside-illuminated FPA configuration. These metrics will be measured as a function of pixel size for different passivation schemes. Phase II will apply these developments to realize a 1Kx1K FPA. We will also develop a cost and yield model in Phase II and refine it with actual data in order to be able to predict the cost/pixel for SLS FPAs as a function of volume - a key metric for the commercial viability of both SLS technology and the horizontal business model for FPA manufacturing.

Principal Investigator:

Mani Sundaram
CEO&President
(603) 821-3092
msundaram@qmagiq.com

Business Contact:

Axel Reisinger
CTO
(603) 821-3092
areisinger@qmagiq.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QmagiQ, LLC
22 Cotton Road Unit H, Suite 180 Nashua, NH -

EIN/Tax ID: 721569915
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No