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High Performance Point Source LEDs

Award Information

Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
ATEC, Inc.
7100 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 204 College Park, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: High Performance Point Source LEDs
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: FA8651-04-C-0396
Award Amount: $99,651.00


Long standing relationships with the Ioffe Institute have allowed ATEC to license novel LED technologies developed by Matveev and co-workers, including InGaAs LEDs that emit in the 3 to 5 um region and Negative Luminescence devices that are capable of simulating objects at temperatures below ambient. The goal of the proposed work is to adapt a high efficiency optically pumped GaAs LED stucture developed by Matveev and co-workers to demonstrate InGaAs LED point sources that operate in the 3 to 5 um region. These devices will provide both positive and negative luminescence output and extremely fast modulation speeds. Effective source radiation temperatures in excess of 600 degrees C and modulation speeds of up to 10 MHz are expected from these devices. Phase I will concentrate on demonstration of the device concept. Fabrication services will be provided by the Ioffe Institute, with technical consulting provided to ATEC by Matveev and co-workers. This approach, coupled with the use of a proven device architecture, substantially moderates the technical risk normally associated with development of new electro-optic devices in a small business environment. Phase II will focus on completion of prototype development and transfer of design and manufacturing responsibility to a US manufacturing partner, identified during Phase I.

Principal Investigator:

John McKillop

Business Contact:

John McKillop
Small Business Information at Submission:

387 Technology Drive College Park, MD 20742

EIN/Tax ID: 521926739
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No