Photon-Counting Focal Plane Arrays for Active Sensing from 0.4-2.5 μm Wavelength

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7351
Agency Tracking Number: B093-038-0449
Amount: $99,971.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: MDA09-038
Solitcitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Aerius Photonics, LLC.
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B, Ventura, CA, 93003
Duns: 145925520
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Michael MacDougal
 (805) 642-4645
Business Contact
 Jon Geske
Title: President
Phone: (805) 642-4645
Research Institution
Aerius Photonics proposes to develop photon-counting, linear-mode detection, active imaging focal plane arrays (FPAs) with photoresponse from 0.4 to 2.5 μm wavelength (VIS-NIR-SWIR) by inserting their Broadwave™ photodetector material into an Avalanche Photodiode (APD) structure. In Phase I Aerius will demonstrate the feasibility of the approach by fabricating APD arrays and test structures with photoresponse to 2.1 μm, and develop a Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC) design appropriate to work with the APD arrays. In Phase II Aerius will fabricate 256x256 APD arrays with photoresponse to 2.5 μm, complete the design of and fabricate an appropriate ROIC, integrate the detector arrays with ROIC and demonstrate active imaging with the FPA throughout the VIS-NIR-SWIR wavelength bands.

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