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X-ray sensors based on wide bandgap materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
53037
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
01-0118
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Altair Center, Llc.
1 Chartwell Circle Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: X-ray sensors based on wide bandgap materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N00174-01-C-0039
Award Amount: $65,000.00
 

Abstract:

ALTAIR Center proposes to develop new type of fast X-ray sensors based on wide bandgap materials, such as sapphire (single crystal Al2O3) and single crystal ZrO2, for several potential military and civilian applications. We will use a specially designedprocess of formation of contacts on large variety of wide bandgap semiconductors and dielectrics via their laser ablation in order to control the spectral selectivity of the sensors. In Phase I of the Project we will demonstrate the new technology forfabrication of the sensors for both soft (photon energy less then 1 keV, wavelength ranging from 1to100 nm) and deep X-ray region using sapphire (Al2O3) and ZrO2. In Phase II of the project the technology will be completely developed, optimized and appliedto fabrication of a prototype sensor system with final product delivered to DoD.In additional to immediate military application the novel X-ray sensors will find many scientific, commercial and medical applications including time-resolved characterizationof dense plasma, either laser- or discharge generated, medical imaging, etc.

Principal Investigator:

Alexei Vitukhnovsky
Senior Scientist
5088455349
altairctr@aol.com

Business Contact:

Sergei Krivoshlykov
President
5088455349
altairctr@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALTAIR CENTER, LLC.
1 Chartwell Circle Shrewsbury, MA 01545

EIN/Tax ID: 742867536
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No