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
Amount:
$99,971.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-10-C-7351
Award Id:
97044
Agency Tracking Number:
B093-038-0449
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA 09-038
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B, Ventura, CA, 93003
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
145925520
Principal Investigator:
Michael MacDougal
Vice-President
(805) 642-4645
macdougal@aeriusphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Jon Geske
President
(805) 642-4645
geske@aeriusphotonics.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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 BroadwaveT 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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