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Develop High Operating Temperature Infrared Detectors and Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4424
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-083
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
nBn Technologies
136 Wilshire Rd Rochester, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Develop High Operating Temperature Infrared Detectors and Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W909MY-11-C-0013
Award Amount: $728,724.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of the SBIR Phase II program will be to further develop and fabricate nBn type hand held MWIR cameras that demonstrate power consumption ~1W through utilization of high operating temperature nBn detectors, low-power micro-coolers, and low power imaging electronics. In Phase I nBn Technologies successfully demonstrated the abilities of the HOT nBn type FPA"s. We further proved that a low power camera using nBn detector is feasible. Phase II nBn type HOT MWIR cameras will have the similar imaging performance to InSb and HgCdTe hand held cameras, but because of their high operating temperature(HOT) (180K) capabilities, the overall power consumption will be reduced from ~10W to less then 1W. HOT nBn camera systems will also demonstrate lower cost of ownership and lifetimes exceeding 400% of current InSb camera systems. The primary end user of the nBn camera is anticipated to be infantry and reconnaissance personnel. The decreased power requirements of the nBn camera will aid the warfighter by reducing the amount of batteries needed to successfully complete night missions. This will increase soldier mobility, mission duration, and of course the probability of mission success.

Principal Investigator:

Shimon Maimon
President
(585) 355-5556
shimon@optics.rochester.edu

Business Contact:

Joe Wodenscheck
CEO
(585) 314-8110
jwodenscheck@gmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

nBn Technologies
136 Wilshire Rd Rochester, NY -

EIN/Tax ID: 270886468
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No