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LOW NOISE INFRARED DETECTOR READOUT ARRAYS FOR 2 KELVIN

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17009
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17009
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Amber Engineering Inc
5756 Thornwood Dr Goleta, CA 93117
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: LOW NOISE INFRARED DETECTOR READOUT ARRAYS FOR 2 KELVIN
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,382.00
 

Abstract:

SPACE BASED, LOW-BACKGROUND INFRARED MEASUREMENTS PRESENT STRINGENT PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS ON THE INFRARED DETECTOR ARRAYS AND THEIR ASSOCIATED READOUT MULTIPLEXER CIRCUITRY. VERY-LOW-TEMPERATURE CRYOGENICS ENVIRONMENTS (2 KELVIN) ARE REQUIRED BY THESE SYSTEMS TO ACHIEVE DETECTOR PERFORMANCE LEVELS. THESE CRYOGENICS ENVIRONMENTS POSE TECHNICAL CHALLENGES ON THE READOUT MULTIPLEXER PERFORMANCE. ALTHOUGHSIGNIFICANT PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN REALIZED IN LOW-NOISE, LOW-TEMPERATURE READOUT MULTIPLEXERS, SUBSTANTIAL SYSTEMS PENALTIES MUST BE PAID IN THE USE OF ELEVATED TEMPERATURE STAGES TO OPERATE THESE DEVICES. THIS EFFORT WILL DEMONSTRATE THAT LOW-NOISE INFRARED DETECTOR ARRAY READOUT MULTIPLEXERS CAN BE ACHIEVED THROUGH THE USE OF TRW'S ADVANCED CRYOGENIC-COMPLEMENTARY METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR (CRYO-CMOS) FABRICATION PROCESS. SPACE BASED, LOW-BACKGROUND INFRARED MEASUREMENTS PRESENT STRINGENT PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS ON THE INFRARED DETECTOR ARRAYS AND THEIR ASSOCIATED READOUT MULTIPLEXER CIRCUITRY. VERY-LOW-TEMPERATURE CRYOGENICS ENVIRONMENTS (2 KELVIN) ARE REQUIRED BY THESE SYSTEMS TO ACHIEVE DETECTOR PERFORMANCE LEVELS. THESE CRYOGENICS ENVIRONMENTS POSE TECHNICAL CHALLENGES ON THE READOUT MULTIPLEXER PERFORMANCE. ALTHOUGHSIGNIFICANT PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN REALIZED IN LOW-NOISE, LOW-TEMPERATURE READOUT MULTIPLEXERS, SUBSTANTIAL SYSTEMS PENALTIES MUST BE PAID IN THE USE OF ELEVATED TEMPERATURE STAGES TO OPERATE THESE DEVICES. THIS EFFORT WILL DEMONSTRATE THAT LOW-NOISE INFRARED DETECTOR ARRAY READOUT MULTIPLEXERS CAN BE ACHIEVED THROUGH THE USE OF TRW'S ADVANCED CRYOGENIC-COMPLEMENTARY METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR (CRYO-CMOS) FABRICATION PROCESS.

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Amber Engineering Inc
5756 Thornwood Dr Goleta, CA 93117

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