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Silicon Nanowire Phototransistor (SNAP) Imager

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Presidential Way Woburn, MA 01801-1040
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Silicon Nanowire Phototransistor (SNAP) Imager
Agency: DOD
Contract: W909MY-11-C-0009
Award Amount: $69,617.00


Agiltron, in partnership with the University of CaliforniaSan Diego (UCSD), will develop the Silicon Nanowire Phototransistor (SNAP) Imager, a silicon-based imager with unprecedented capability for low light level imaging. The unique nanoscale architecture of the fully CMOS-compatible silicon nanowire phototransistor creates colossal internal gain at biases on the order of one volt, a level of performance that is unprecedented in a solid state imager. When monolithically integrated with CMOS readout integrated circuitry (ROIC) at the pixel level, a highly compact, solid state, low light level imager with uncooled operation and performance equivalent to a Gen-3 image intensifier tube will be realized, making it ideally suited for helmet- or eyeglass-mounted operation.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew Erdtmann
Senior Scientist
(781) 935-1200

Business Contact:

Amanda Contardo
Administrative Assistant
(781) 935-1200
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road Woburn, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 161551819
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No