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Readout Integrated Circuit (IC) Technology for Strained Layer Superlattice…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-160-1567
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF093-160
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Intrinsix
100 Campus Drive Marlborough, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Readout Integrated Circuit (IC) Technology for Strained Layer Superlattice Photodetectors
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-11-C-1029
Award Amount: $749,473.00
 

Abstract:

Intrinsix will develop an IR Digital Focal Plane Array (DFPA) enabled by high performance Sigma-Delta-Modulation (SDM) based Analog to Digital conversion (ADC). Benefits include: 1. Support for a wide range of Strained Layer Super lattice detectors a. Per frame support for two color operation (N-on-P / P-on-N) implemented using embedded CTIA integrators with a programmable reset level b. Extended dynamic range DFPA including first order cancelation of dark current DC component 2. High dynamic range SDM-based programmable acquisition fabric a. High density integration capacity coupled with SDM ADC technology enables 4X to 16X increase in dynamic range, meaning the noise floor is set by the sensor and not the ROIC b. Programmable SDM bandwidth enables in-system trade off of SNR, power and frame rate c. Redundant ADCs improve both reliability and image quality 3. Slice Based Digital FPA a. Slice based ADC with industry standard digital serial interface reduces development time and NRE to deploy new systems b. System complexity goes up linearly rather than as the square of the dimensions. c. Low cost, high volume Silicon Fabrication technology d. Low Power digital output focal plane with power specifications comparable to analog focal planes without the ADC BENEFIT: An objective of the Air Force with this solicitation is to improve performance for SLS based focal planes. The Intrinsix Digital Focal Plane ROIC will deliver SLS Focal Plane Arrays with the best performance on the market. With modest success as SLS evolves we expect that a few million dollars a year in revenue can be made servicing military SLS market needs. Second, the Intrinsix Digital Focal Plane Array Read Out Integrated Circuit (DFPA-ROIC) innovates on two fundamental specifications of any ROIC: dynamic range and power. Thus it is applicable not only to the $6.6B per year SLS market but to other ROIC markets using non-SLS detectors as well. One can expect that with modest commercial success leveraging this technology, a business in the range of 10 to 20 million dollars per year can be captured as additional ROICs are configured for other detectors and market segments.

Principal Investigator:

Eugene Petilli
Director of Engineering
(585) 340-2352
gpetilli@intrinsix.com

Business Contact:

Timothy Brug
Director Business Develop
(508) 658-7686
tbrug@intrinsix.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intrinsix
100 Campus Drive Marlborough, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 042891898
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No