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  1. Interceptor Seekers

    SBC: Vega Technology & Systems Inc.            Topic: MDA09002

    We propose a large-format collinear LWIR Type II Strained Superlattice (SLS) Focal Plane Array with digital signal readout and near-focal-plane digital image processing that can reduce demands on computer power and data bandwidths. This proposed approach, supported by Lockheed Martin, is based on a novel dual pixel design that consists of using pairs of adjacent pixels each connected in an invert ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. High Rate Single Photon Sensitive Coded LADAR Receiver

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: MDA09038

    There is a need for a high-resolution two-dimensional focal plane array (FPA) with single photon sensitivity (SPS), pulse amplitude storage, and GHz bit rates that can record both the time (with 10 bits) from multiple returns from a single laser pulse. Such a system has the potential to significantly reduce LADAR size, weight, and power (SWAP) by alleviating the laser requirements. In this program ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Large-Format Dual-Use Radiation-Hard ROIC for IRFPAs and Star-Trackers

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: MDA09014

    New, modular radiation hard [>300 kRad (Si)] ROIC designs are required to address the needs of planned ballistic missile defense system. Anticipating the needs for large formats, small pixel sizes, and multiple spectral bands, the features of an existing radiation-hard space imager ROIC will be used to develop the design of an extensible 1024 × 1024, 15-μm pixel ROIC design. The design includes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Non-Avalanche Gain Detector for High-Resolution Single-Photon and Dual Mode Applications

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: MDA09002

    Future seekers of the future will need to allow for multiple targets and various advanced countermeasures, likely including a dual-mode component to do so. A Dual Mode Seeker (DMS) has at least an infrared (IR) Focal Plane Array (FPA) as well as an active means to capture target range and preferably 3-D imagery. Future technology insertion will benefit from a monolithic dual mode focal plane, wher ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. High Efficiency, Large-Area, 1550 nm InGaAs Photodiodes

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A back-illuminated planar InGaAs photodiode tested to have 95% quantum effiiency (QE) at 1550 nm, area greater than 1 mm2, low capacitance (125 MHz) will be improved. Although the existing Phase I device exhibited bulk material dark current generation better than commercially available devices, the sidewall-generated dark current was found to dominate the noise equiva ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Interceptor Seekers

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: MDA08002

    A 128 x 128-format avalanche photodiode (APD) focal plane array (FPA), including a low-power dual-mode readout integrated circuit (ROIC) and low excess noise, high gain (M>1,200) will be developed for laser radar (LADAR) applications requiring reduced SWAP. The FPA gives LADAR seekers an advanced active tracking sensor capability, providing a sufficiently wide field of regard (FOR) to eliminate th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. UCDS Unsteady Reaction Model

    SBC: Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories Inc.            Topic: MDA09T009

    The UCDS process uses a rigorous theoretical model to understand the dynamics of combustion instability. In addition to predicting the amplitude of pressure oscillations, UCDS provides clear insight into why a propulsion device oscillates. To enhance and optimize UCDS for missile defense applications, GTL proposes to refine the UCDS unsteady combustion model to capture the special features of mon ...

    STTR Phase I 2010 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. HgCdTe Detectors Under Non-Equilibrium Conditions for High Operating Temperatures

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA07015

    High sensitivity HgCdTe focal plane arrays operating at 77 K can be tailored for response across the infrared spectrum. However, the cooling systems required to achieve the desired sensitivity makes them heavy and therefore unsuitable for the next generation of interceptor seekers. Reducing cooling requirements will allow the detector’s integration in lighter and more compact systems. Superior o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Signature Prediction and Uncertainty Analysis for Radar-based MDA Applications

    SBC: JIN CONSULTING, INC.            Topic: MDA08035

    The objectives of this proposal are to develop and demonstrate a novel physics-based computational electromagnetics (CEM) algorithm for accurate and efficient predication of radar signatures of MDA objects of interest (MOIs) and to implement and demonstrate a robust stochastic collocation-based algorithm for efficiently quantifying the effect of geometrical and material uncertainties on the signat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. LWIR Focal Plane Arrays based on Type-II InAs/GaSb Superlattices

    SBC: MP Technologies, LLC            Topic: MDA07032

    Infrared photon sensors presently available for ballistic missile defense applications, with a cutoff wavelength ~10 micron, are based on HgCdTe. These suffer from a high non-uniformity and thus a high focal plane array cost. The most promising alternative is III-V compound semiconductor superlattices based on arsenides and antimonides, such as Type-II InAs/GaSb superlattices, which are expected ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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