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Active Pixel Arrays for High-Resolution Tracking

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89701
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
85515
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
aPeak Inc.
63 Albert Rd. Newton, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Active Pixel Arrays for High-Resolution Tracking
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85164
Award Amount: $99,846.00
 

Abstract:

High-resolution tracking detectors based on Active Pixel Sensor (APS) technology have been valuable tools in Nuclear Physics and High-Energy Physics research, and have contributed to major discoveries. However, their integration time, radiation length and readout rate is a limiting factor for the planed luminosity upgrades for future collider-based experiments. This project will demonstrate and develop high-gain, high-resolution tracking detector arrays with faster readout and shorter radiation length than APS arrays. The new arrays may operate as direct charged particle detectors or as readouts of high resolution scintillating fiber arrays. Their intrinsic gain, and high immunity to surface and moisture damage, will allow these detectors to operate with minimal packaging/passivation requirements and will result in a radiation length superior to APS. Phase I will involve the design and fabrication of arrays with micronic position resolution and submicrosecond readout rate. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: High-resolution tracking arrays coupled to large arrays of scintillating fibers should enable a high performance, cost effective detector for Nuclear Physics and High-Energy Physics research. Other applications include space-based earth observation, X-ray telescopes, PET, neutron imaging, fine grained calorimetry, space science (star trackers, particle physics), biology (electron microscopy, single molecule detection in high yield sequencing), medicine (mammography, X-ray imaging), and security (muon tomography, night vision surveillance).

Principal Investigator:

Stefan Vasile
Dr.
6179641788
svasile@apeakinc.com

Business Contact:

Stefan Vasile
Dr.
6179641788
svasile@apeakinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Apeak, Inc.
63 Albert Road Newton, MA 02466

EIN/Tax ID: 320113399
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No