Low Power X-Ray Photon Resolving Imaging Array

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,407.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX09CB35C
Agency Tracking Number:
074711
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Black Forest Engineering, LLC
PO Box 8059, Colorado Springs, CO, 80933
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
621633296
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Gaalema
Principal Investigator
(719) 593-9501
sgaalema@bfe.com
Business Contact:
Vivian McDonald
Business Official
(719) 593-9501
vmcdonald@bfe.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The solid-state detector array is the primary technology to implement the current generation of space borne high-energy astronomy missions that are managed by NASA in partnership with the international community. Readout integrated circuitry (ROIC) specifically designed for photon resolving X-ray detection with solid-state detectors will create a new generation of high-performance X-ray imaging sensors. AC sensitive detector input circuitry, similar to that used by Black Forest Engineering (BFE) for laser detection and ranging (LADAR), is ideally suited to NASA X-ray astronomy imaging system requirements. BFE proposes on Phase II to produce and test 32x32 hybrid sensor arrays that can meet a wide range of NASA X-ray imaging applications. The arrays will provide single photon sensitivity, accurate X-ray energy determination, X-ray event time stamping, low power dissipation and ambient temperature operation.

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