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  1. Rad Hard, Back-illuminated, SOI CMOS Star Tracker

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    To satisfy the demand for a reliable, high sensitivity, radiation hardened imager for space vehicle navigation star tracking tasks, we will design, simulate and optimize a radiation hard, silicon-on-insulator (SOI), fully-depleted, back-illuminatedstartracking sensor with enhanced sensitivity and centroiding capability. The device is unique in its performance and its radiation hardness. Radiation ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. High-Performance Geiger Mode 1.06 micron APD Array

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Conventional InGaAs/InP based APDs have very poor multiplication noise performance. While InGaAs is an excellent infrared absorber, it is a poor signal multiplier. InGaAs/InP APD devices also exhibit poor dark current and afterpulsing characteristics,which result in false signals and makes their utility for Geiger mode detection problematic. In contrast, silicon is an excellent multiplier, but unf ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Active/Passive Two-color Infrared Focal Plane

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    We will optimize the design of a monolithic, highly-integrated, active/passive, two-color infrared detector capable of S/MWIR avalanche photodetection, (S)MWIR passive photodetection, or LWIR passive photodetection. The structure is constructed usingback-to-back photodiodes (one designed for unity gain or avalanche operation) manufactured with well-established, band-engineered HgCdTe heterostructu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Fully Integrated, Multiport, Planar-Waveguide, Spectral Comparators And Multiplexers Based On Lithographic Holography

    SBC: LightSmyth Technologies            Topic: N/A

    "By combining fabrication methods perfected in the semiconductor industry with device concepts derived from optical holography, LightSmyth Technologies intends to develop a new family of fully integrated, robust, optical devices uniquely suited to highperformance spectral filtering, spectral target recognition, optical multiplexing, temporal correlation of optical waveforms, and the temporal codin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. Secure, high bandwidth telemetry

    SBC: RADIO DESIGN GROUP, INC.            Topic: N/A

    "MVSK provides the ability to realize enhanced data rates over a power-constrained channel at the same or greater distance as a lower-rate, narrowband link without the addition of extensive, signal processing or complex and expensive adaptive antennacapabilities. The benefits include practically jam-proof and interference-proof operation, resistance to many deleterious on-air propagation effects, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. OPTIMIZED UV SOLAR BLIND GaN/AlGaN AVALANCHE PHOTODIODE FPA

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    High performance ultraviolet solar blind APD arrays are presently unavailable. In this Phase I SBIR, Voxtel Inc proposes to optimize the design of a UV solar blind avalanche photodiode array enabled by: advances in GaN and AlGaN material growth andprocessing, a novel device architecture, and monolithic integration with high bandwidth, low noise, active/passive quenching, readout integrated circuit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. INTELLIGENTSOI CMOS VISION-SYSTEM-ON-A-CHIP (VSOC) FOR SPACE OPERATIONS

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    In this Phase I SBIR effort, Voxtel Inc. proposes to optimize a high-performance,low power, silicon-on-insulator (SOI) CMOS, intelligent vision-system-on-a-chip (VSOC) that monolithically integrates, without compromising the optimal design and processingof any of its features, nearly ideal high-density,UV to NIR response photodetectors, in-pixel processing, thin film analog spatial/temporal proce ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. DEP-Enhanced Micro-Injector Array for Liquid Fuel Atomizer

    SBC: MICROENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    MicroEnergy Technologies, Inc. (mET), collaboratively with Technology Assessment and Transfer, Inc. (TA&T) proposes to develop an injector array for liquid fuel atomization. This development effort hinges upon the application of a novel system of parallelensemble of dielectrophoretically (DEP) enhanced micro-injectors. Using an electric field, the spray process is controlled precisely to match t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. A Manufacturable Packaging Technology for Monolithic WDM La

    SBC: Photonic Packaging            Topic: N/A

    PPT, in collaboration with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, proposes to develop a manufacturable packaging technology for monolithic Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) laser arrays for all-optical fiber communications. The packaging technology will include coupling from a monolithic laser array to individual fibers and a microwave feed for each of the individual elements, all in a hermetically s ...

    STTR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. A New Family of Optical Materials for High Power Optical Frequency Conversion

    SBC: ReyTech Corporation            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I Small Business Innovation Research project aims to develop a novel and highly versatile family of NLO crystals that may overcome the limitations of conventional technology. These materials are multifunctional and exhibit a number of unique properties that include, high nonlinearities, high damage thresholds, wide transparency range, are non-hygroscopic, and melt congruently. The uni ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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