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Innovative Concepts for Next Generation Infrared Detector Arrays for Missile…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
78412
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053-0386
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130 Littleton, CO 80127-4107
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Innovative Concepts for Next Generation Infrared Detector Arrays for Missile Defense
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7401
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

ADA Technologies proposes to develop advanced quality semiconductor substrates to address the needs of the Missile Defense Agency for research and development of innovative ideas leading to the development of a new class of sensitive infrared Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs) suitable for missile defense sensors and commercialization. Since GaSb substrates are prone to defect migration and elemental diffusion into the epitaxial layers, traditional GaSb wafers can reduce detectivity of type-II heterostructure layers InGaSb/InAs and thus impede fabrication of high quality FPAs. The proposed research will study a new class of substrate materials as a replacement for GaSb. New materials will be designed during bulk crystal growth to eliminate defect migration and contain elemental diffusion relative to epitaxial growth of the critical detection layers. In collaboration with an industrial world leader in IR detector device fabrication, the program will accelerate commercialization of the novel substrate material. By providing this new substrate material to the MDA, it will become feasible to detect, track, and discriminate future threats to our national security.

Principal Investigator:

Tom Campbell
Senior Research Scientist
3037925615
tomc@adatech.com

Business Contact:

Clifton H. Brown, Jr.
President
3037925615
cliffb@adatech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite #130 Littleton, CO 80127

EIN/Tax ID: 840984053
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No