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Advanced Infrared Focal Plane Arrays with Strained Layer Superlattice Detectors on Digital-Pixel Readout Integrated Circuits

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-14-C-7711
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1952
Amount: $893,858.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA12-T003
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-12-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-12-26
Small Business Information
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Principal Investigator
 Mani Sundaram
 (603) 821-3092
Business Contact
 Axel Reisinger
Title: CTO
Phone: (603) 821-3092
Research Institution
 MIT - Lincoln Laboratory
 Megan Blackwell
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02420-9108
United States

 (781) 981-1602
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)

We propose to combine QmagiQ's strained layer superlattice (SLS) sensor technology with MIT Lincoln Laboratory's novel digital pixel readout integrated circuit (DROIC) to realize an advanced longwave infrared digital focal plane array (DFPA) with high quantum efficiency, dynamic range, and operating temperature. In Phase I, we developed the basic SLS DFPA and demonstrated its extraordinarily high signal-to-noise. In Phase II, we will optimize the DFPA, integrate it into a full-fledged surveillance system, and test it in the field. It's field performance will be directly compared to an identical system with a mercury cadmium telluride FPA.

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