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High Speed Focal Plane Array (FPA) for Vibrometer, Laser Radar (LADAR), and…

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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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 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: High Speed Focal Plane Array (FPA) for Vibrometer, Laser Radar (LADAR), and Coherent Optical Detection Sensor Applications
Agency: DOD
Contract: W909MY-11-C-0017
Award Amount: $399,693.00


Aerius Photonics proposes to develop a high speed, high sensitivity focal plane array (FPA) assembly consisting of a low noise InGaAs photodiode array and a fast readout integrated circuit (ROIC). The FPA will be integrated into a laser vibrometer system and used for the detection of landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). In Phase II of the program, Aerius will focus on the design, fabrication and characterization of a FPA demonstration vehicle that will address the technical risks that affect the implementation of a full array. Aerius will work with its industry and government partners to test the assembled FPA at individual test facilities characterizing its optical and electrical performance. Testing of the FPA will demonstrate the applicability of this concept to laser vibrometer applications. The developed technology has applications in military, medical, and civilian markets. The technology can be used to remotely detect a human"s vital signs, as well as provide stand-off analysis of suicide bombers, as well as buried object detection.

Principal Investigator:

LLoyd Linder
Program Manager
(805) 642-4645

Business Contact:

John Baumann
Chief Financial Officer
(805) 642-4645
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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