Large Format Uncooled Focal Plane Array

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNL05AA11C
Agency Tracking Number: 034077
Amount: $599,974.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: E1.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Black Forest Engineering, LLC
1879 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO, 80918-7877
DUNS: 141416649
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tyler Erickson
 Principal Investigator
 (719) 593-9501
 terickson@bfe.com
Business Contact
 Stephen Gaalema
Title: President
Phone: (719) 593-9501
Email: sgaalema@bfe.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Black Forest Engineering has identified innovative modifications in uncooled focal plane array (UFPA) architecture and processing that allows development of large format long wavelength infrared (8-14 ?m) imaging sensors to meet future NASA system requirements for a light weight, low power, and radiation tolerant imager. These modifications allow development of bolometer-based large format UFPA, with a pixel pitch of 20-?m and 1024x768 pixel elements with sensitivity comparable to commercially available UFPAs with 30-?m pixel pitch. The identified modifications are applicable to amorphous silicon bolometer-based UFPAs, such as those manufactured by Raytheon Commercial Infrared in Dallas, Texas.

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