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Rad Hard Imaging Array with Picosecond Timing

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
125723
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.07
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
LIGHTSPIN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
616 LOWELL DR ENDWELL, NY 13760-2524
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Rad Hard Imaging Array with Picosecond Timing
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CM18P
Award Amount: $124,998.00
 

Abstract:

For a wide range of remote sensing applications, there is a critical need to develop imaging arrays that simultaneously achieve high spatial resolution, high sensitivity, and sub-nanosecond timing resolution. Many of these remote sensing applications furthermore are satellite and space based, where the imaging array also needs to be rad hard; particularly for the harsh radiation environments typically found on certain deep space missions, such as to the moons of Jupiter. LightSpin Technologies is developing a high performance solid-state cross-strip anode imaging single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) array technology using rad hard GaAs SPAD arrays. This approach promises substantial improvements in spatial resolution (<10 microns), timing resolution (<100 psec), and count rate (>10 Gcps). LightSpin has proven the concept provides excellent performance in small arrays (8 X 8 pixels) and developed a theoretical foundation enabling rapid scaling of the arrays to achieve Megapixel resolution at low cost.

Principal Investigator:

Eric Harmon
Principal Investigator
5089304198
harmon@lightspintech.com

Business Contact:

Jared Bowling
V.P. of Finance
6077255143
bowling@lightspintech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LIGHTSPIN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
P.O. Box 30198 Bethesda, MD 20824-0198

EIN/Tax ID: 522294200
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No