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High-Sensitivity Monolithic Silicon CMOS APD and ROIC

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-15-C-0005
Agency Tracking Number: F14A-T13-0244
Amount: $149,900.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF14-AT13
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-10-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-07-31
Small Business Information
90 Arnold Place Suite D
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Renner
 (805) 967-4900
Business Contact
 Leif Johansson
Phone: (805) 967-4900
Research Institution
 Jacob Baker
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
United States

 (702) 895-4183
 Nonprofit College or University

ABSTRACT: In this effort, Freedom Photonics will develop a high-sensitivity high-resolution coherent imaging system based on a Si avalanche photodiode (APD) array and corresponding bias and read-out electronics. This will be a monolithic APD and ROIC (readout-integrated-circuit) focal plane array (FPA) system. We start from a proven high-performance CMOS electronics backplane and build the photonics using the pre-existing CMOS steps. BENEFIT: Freedom Photonics will develop a Si CMOS APD and ROIC focal plane imaging system offering performance not yet available in the marketplace. The optical output of this imagining system will have unparalleled high-sensitivity and high-resolution, which will enable new Photonic solutions for the next generation of defense sensing and surveillance systems. This high performance imaging system will also have significant application opportunities in other markets. The key market segments and potential customers include optical Sensing, medical equipment, and medical imaging systems.

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