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SOLAR-BLIND GAN/ALN UV AND VUV SENSOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
25611
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
25611
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASTRALUX, INC.
2500 CENTRAL AVE. # 286 Boulder, CO 80301 2845
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: SOLAR-BLIND GAN/ALN UV AND VUV SENSOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,995.00
 

Abstract:

Astralux, Inc. will develolp a seminconductor sensor sensitive to bacuum ultraviolet photons. For this, we shall synthesize a wide bandgap semiconductor capable of forming a built-in electric field that will separate the photogenerated electron-hole pairs and produce a photovoltage in response to the incident UV. This sensor should have no response to light in the visible spectrum. In this project, new compounds will be synthesized that will respond in the 100-360 nm range. Doping of these materials will be investigated so that an optimized photovoltaic response can be obtained. Commercial applications include: monitoring sunspots and solar flares for space exploration, and monitoring chemical processes, furnaces, and reactor plumes.

Principal Investigator:

Robert A. Rice
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Astralux
2386 Vassar Drive Boulder, CO 80303

EIN/Tax ID: 841195333
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No