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High Gain, Position Sensitive, Avalanche Photodiode for Optical Communication

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
66934
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
022410
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC.
44 HUNT ST WATERTOWN, MA 02472-4699
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: High Gain, Position Sensitive, Avalanche Photodiode for Optical Communication
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS5-03067
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I SBIR describes the fabrication and characterization of a position sensitive detector with internal gain. During this program, Radiation Monitoring Devices (RMD) will fabricate several position sensitive avalanche photodiodes (APDs), including both quadrant and lateral-effect photodiodes. Using RMD's advanced planar processing technology, the position sensitive detectors will be optimized with emphasis on pointing applications for free-space optical communication systems. The internal gain of the APDs allows the detector to obtain higher responsivity than is presently available with ordinary silicon photodiodes, leading to superior spatial resolution. The ultimate goal of this project is to develop a high speed, high gain, low noise position-sensitive APD module. The APD and electronics will be included in the module to produce a valuable tool for long distance communication and LADAR operation.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Myers
6179261167
rmyers@rmdinc.com

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
Business Official
6179261167
GEntine@RMDInc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt St Watertown, MA 02472

EIN/Tax ID: 042546395
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No