Large Format Uncooled Focal Plane Array

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNL04AB37P
Agency Tracking Number: 034077
Amount: $69,431.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: E1.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1879 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO, 80918-7877
DUNS: 621633296
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Gaalema
 Principal Investigator
 (719) 593-9501
 sgaalema@bfe.com
Business Contact
 Stephen Gaalema
Title: Business Official
Phone: (719) 593-9501
Email: sgaalema@bfe.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Uncooled focal plane arrays have improved dramatically and array sizes of 320x240 elements in a 50-?m pitch are commercially available at affordable cost. Black Forest Engineering proposes to design a readout integrated circuit to allow fabrication of a large format 1024x768 element uncooled sensor. The significant innovation is the use of 0.18 ?m CMOS design rules, high duty cycle signal sampling, and power reduction techniques to create a thermal sensor that provides high sensitivity readout of large format microbolometer detection elements sensitive to 8-14 ?m infrared. The thermal IR sensor will be low weight, small volume, low power and robust making it compatible with remote sensing applications such as aircraft, balloon-borne and space flight platforms

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