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Avalanche Photodiode Arrays

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
18089
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18089
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Photonix
1240 Avenida Acaso Camarillo, CA 93012
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Avalanche Photodiode Arrays
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $552,019.00
 

Abstract:

This research will substantially advance the state of the art in single-chip photodetector arrays. Advanced Photonix, Inc. manufactures unique large-area, single-element silicon avalanche photodiodes (currently 16mm active-area diameter,but potentially up to 75mm). The research will demonstrate feasibility (Phase I) and produce a prototype (Phase II) of such a photodetector subdivided into an array of individually isolated "pixels". Each 1x1mm(2) pixel will have a gain of 1000 and a noise equivalent power (NEP) of 2x10(-15) W/Hz(1/2) at 800nm - about a factor of twenty better than conventional (gain=1) silicon photodetectors of the same pixel area. This innovation will permit breakthroughs in strategic defense applications, including the imaging laser radars in "brilliant" antimissile interceptors. Breakthroughs will also be possible in civilian applications, such as Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning, and optical fiber readout of high energy physics detectors.

Principal Investigator:

R. Michael Madden
8054842884

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Photonix, Inc.
1240 Avenida Acaso Camarillo, CA 93012

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