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High Quantum Efficiency Type II SLS FPAs for Space-Based Applications

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
IntelliEPI IR, Inc.
1250 E. Collins Blvd. Richardson, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: High Quantum Efficiency Type II SLS FPAs for Space-Based Applications
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CA47C
Award Amount: $750,000.00


This Phase II SBIR proposes to develop high quantum efficiency (QE) and low dark current infrared epitaxy materials based on Type II Strained Layer Superlattice (SLS) for space-based sensor applications. The epi materials will be grown with Sb-capable multi-wafer production Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) reactor at IntelliEPI. The initial goal includes achieving QE of at least 50% with MWIR spectral wavelength band in the 2.5 to 12 um, and possibly beyond. The SLS detector design will be done in collaboration with Dr. Sarath Gunapla's infrared device group at JPL to ensure that the effort addresses NASA needs. Advanced structure design incorporating barriers will be used to reduce dark current. If successful, a Focal Plane Array may be fabricated during Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Pinsukanjana
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Paul Pinsukanjana
General Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

IntelliEPI IR, Inc.
1250 East Collins Boulevard Richardson, TX 75081-2401

EIN/Tax ID: 273597446
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No