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High Speed, Radiation Hardened Focal Plane Array (FPA) for Hybrid Coherent and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B103-016-0270
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA10-016
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Aerius Photonics, LLC.
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B Suite B Ventura, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: High Speed, Radiation Hardened Focal Plane Array (FPA) for Hybrid Coherent and Direct Detect Active Imaging Receivers
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7507
Award Amount: $99,988.00
 

Abstract:

Currently, Readout Integrated Circuits (ROIC) are not available that can support hybrid active imaging receivers that have dual mode direct detection and coherent detection capability. In addition, radiation hardness / survivability of electronic components is of paramount importance for use in the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) programs. Components must function reliably when exposed to radiation from space and nuclear events. The goal of this effort is an ROIC that addresses both requirements at the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The ROIC will be designed with increased levels of resistance to damage induced by nuclear environment radiation with minimal impact to performance. This will be accomplished by using Radiation-Hardened-By-Process (RHBP) and Radiation-Hardened-By-Design (RHBD) techniques. This effort will also develop the novel ROIC circuitry specifically aimed at hybrid-mode active imaging detection. This will be accomplished through the development of a Software Defined ROIC (SDR) that can be digitally programmed in support of multiple modes of operation. In Phase I, performance requirements for the ROIC will be defined. The ROIC unit cell circuit performance will be simulated, and the floor plan of the ROIC will be established.

Principal Investigator:

Lloyd Linder
Senior Systems Engineer
(805) 645-4645
linder@aeriusphotonics.com

Business Contact:

John Baumann
Chief Financial Officer
(805) 645-4645
baumann@aeriusphotonics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aerius Photonics, LLC.
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B Ventura, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 200992331
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No