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A Scheme to Reduce Dark Current in SLS FPAs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B112-005-0526
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-005
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
QmagiQ, LLC
22 Cotton Road Unit H, Suite 180 Nashua, NH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: A Scheme to Reduce Dark Current in SLS FPAs
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7876
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Longwave infrared focal plane arrays (FPAs) based on Type-II InAs/GaSb-based strained layer superlattice (SLS) photodiodes show good performance at the current time. A key remaining challenge is the reduction of dark current, dominated by pixel surface leakage in FPAs and low minority carrier lifetime in the bulk material. We propose to address the former in this Phase I and develop a unique scheme to reduce dark current in small pixels by a factor of 10x, approaching bulk leakage values. In Phase II, we will apply the technique to make very large format FPAs.

Principal Investigator:

Mani Sundaram
CEO
(603) 821-3092
msundaram@qmagiq.com

Business Contact:

Axel Reisinger
CTO
(603) 821-3092
areisinger@qmagiq.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QmagiQ, LLC
22 Cotton Road Unit H, Suite 180 Nashua, NH -

EIN/Tax ID: 721569915
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No