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A Long-Wave Infrared Focal Plane Array with Ultra-high Sensitivity and Large…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78962
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-268-3371
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied NanoFemto Technologies LLC
181 Stedmen Street, Unit #2 Lowell, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: A Long-Wave Infrared Focal Plane Array with Ultra-high Sensitivity and Large Field-of-View
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-06-M-0169
Award Amount: $99,994.00
 

Abstract:

The SBIR Phase I proposal aims to develop an ultra-sensitive long-wave infrared (LWIR) focal plane array (FPA) capable of working at thermal-electrically cooled temperature with a large field-of-view (FOV). LWIR FPA is of great importance in missile defense missions. Existing HgCdTe (MCT) and InSb FPAs are required to be operated at low temperature (77K). Other issues include non-uniformity and low sensitivity due to high noise levels. These issues limit their applications in future missile defense applications. The proposed research aims to develop a new-type of integrated LWIR FPA capable of working at thermalelectrically cooled temperature with ultra-high sensitivity. Successfully developing the proposed innovation is expected to provide an enabling technology for ultra-sensitive missile detection without the need of cryogenic systems, which significantly reduces payload and increases the reliability. The Phase I work will perform feasibility investigation by developing a preliminary 16x16 FPA working at 14¿Ym. Bench-top demonstration of high-sensitive LWIR detecting will be performed. Device uniformity will be also characterized.

Principal Investigator:

Frank Zhao
Chief Scientist
6033203319
gmc_afnt@yahoo.com

Business Contact:

Jing Chen
President
6033203319
Jing_chen_afnt@yahoo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED NANOFEMTO TECHNOLOGIES LLC
240 Varnum Ave. #14 Lowell, MA 01854

EIN/Tax ID: 204521275
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No