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CMR Oxides Based Microbolometer Focal Plane Array with Reduced 1/f Noise

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-10-C-0117
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4111
Amount: $749,903.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A09A-T014
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-09-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-09-17
Small Business Information
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Woburn, MA -
United States
DUNS: 004841644
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 King Wang
 VP Material Technologies
 (781) 935-1200
Business Contact
 Amanda Contardo
Title: Administrative Assistant
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Research Institution
 Los Alamos National Lab
 Robert C Dye
P.O. Box 1663
Los Alamos, NM 87545-
United States

 (505) 667-3404
 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)

We propose to realize a new class of microbolometer FPA technology with significantly reduced 1/f noise by replacing the sensing material (e.g. VOx) with colossal magnetoresistive (CMR) oxides. The program uniquely combines Agiltron’s experience in novel IR imager development and leading academic research on CMR at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL). The LANL Team has developed breakthrough processing technique for CMR film deposition. Agiltron will further advance LANL’s CMR film fabrication techniques and develop a film transfer technology, allowing formation of microbolometers on top of CMOS circuitry as practiced in current technology. We anticipate reducing the NETD of state of the art bolometers based on VOx and amorphous silicon from 29 mK to 12 mK. Functional microbolometers based on CMR oxides and a performance comparison with state of the art devices will be produced in Phase II.

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