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High-Performance, Radiation-Hard, 2-D, Near-Infrared, Avalanche Photodiode Arrays

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNGO6DA11C
Agency Tracking Number: 040103sttr
Amount: $599,151.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
18007 Cortney Court
Industry, CA 91748
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Xiucheng Wu
 Principal Investigator
 (626) 581-3755
Business Contact
 Eric Carlson
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (626) 581-3755
Research Institution

AdTech Photonics, in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Studies in Photonics Research (CASPR) at UMBC, is pleased to submit this Phase II proposal entitled High-Performance, Radiation-Hard, 2-D, Near-Infrared, Avalanche Photodiode Arrays in response to NASA STTR 2004 program solicitation topics: T4.01 Earth Science Sensors and Instruments and T4.02 Space Science Sensors and Instruments. Our goal is to develop high performance avalanche photodiodes (APDs) and arrays with high sensitivity in the 1.06 mm and the near-infrared 1-1.6 mm wavelength ranges, which will be used in various NASA applications including interplanetary free space communications, remote sensing, 3-D lidar atmospheric, terrain, and vegetation studies from airborne, UAV, balloon, and space-borne platforms. All these applications will benefit from the improved sensitivity, photon counting rate, and radiation hardness, which will result from this research project.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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