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Dual Speed Read Out Integrated Circuit (ROIC)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-12-P-0065
Agency Tracking Number: S121-003-0011
Amount: $149,895.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM12-003
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-06-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
16955 Via Del Campo Suite 250
San Diego, CA -
United States
DUNS: 100328348
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jim Asbrock
 Project Manager, READOUTS
 (858) 487-2172
 asbrock@cox.net
Business Contact
 Teresa Flynn
Title: Accountant
Phone: (858) 487-2172
Email: teresa.flynn@nu-trek.com
Research Institution
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Abstract

Nu-Trek is proposing a revolutionary two-speed, 30 Hz/960 Hz, digital readout out integrated circuit (DROIC) that simultaneously provides very high resolution images (18-20 bits) at 30 Hz and lower resolution images (10-12 bits) at up to 960 Hz. Power consumption is about 50 mW for a moderate format DROIC. This performance is unprecedented and will enable a widespread implementation of dual speed IR cameras. The dual speed IR cameras will be able to detect incoming munitions, which are presently very hard to detect. The DROIC has a revolutionary Mixed Mode Counter, which enables both high resolution and high speed operation. The design also takes advantage of an ultra -low power analog to digital converter technology (7 mW for a 14-bit, 20 MSPS ADC) that Nu-Trek has previously developed. In Phase I a prototype DROIC will be designed and fabricated. In Phase II a full scale DROIC will be fabricated and demonstrated in a camera.

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