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VLWIR SLS Digital FPA and Camera for Imaging Spectroscopy

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A13A-014-0354
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
A13A-T014
Solicitation Number:
2013.A
Small Business Information
QmagiQ, LLC
22 Cotton Road Unit H, Suite 180 Nashua, NH 03063-4219
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: VLWIR SLS Digital FPA and Camera for Imaging Spectroscopy
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W909MY-13-C-0032
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

QmagiQ and MIT-LL propose to partner to develop a very longwave infrared (VLWIR) digital focal plane array (DFPA) and camera for imaging spectroscopy applications. The DFPA will be based on Type-II InAs/GaSb strained layer superlattice (SLS) photodiodes with>13 micron cutoff, hybridized to a 640x480 digital readout integrated circuit (DROIC). In Phase I , QmagiQ will develop a 13 micron cutoff detector with the goal of high quantum efficiency and a low dark current that drops to acceptable levels on cooling to ~ 45K. Performance will be demonstrated on test devices and on MIT-LL's 256x256 DROIC which permits better-passivated pixels and which can tolerate higher dark currents while yielding good signal-to-noise. MIT-LL will characterize the DFPA. In Phase II, QmagiQ will increase array format to 640x480 and work with MIT-LL to package the DFPA into a compact digital camera that will be delivered to DOD for evaluation. The camera may be particularly useful in an infrared hyperspectral imaging system for the stand-off detection of homemade explosives.

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
Research Institution Information:
MIT - Lincoln Laboratory
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02420-9108
Contact: Megan Blackwell
Contact Phone: (781) 981-1602