High Speed Focal Plane Array (FPA) for Vibrometer, Laser Radar (LADAR), and Coherent Optical Detection Sensor Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-S404
Agency Tracking Number: A092-091-1304
Amount: $69,499.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-091
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B, Ventura, CA, 93003
DUNS: 145925520
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 LLoyd Linder
 Sensor Systems Engineer
 (805) 642-4645
Business Contact
 Jon Geske
Title: President
Phone: (805) 642-4645
Email: viningsd@crgrp.com
Research Institution
Aerius Photonics proposes to develop a high speed, high sensitivity focal plane array (FPA) assembly consisting of a low noise InGaAs photodiode array and a fast readout integrated circuit (ROIC). The FPA will be integrated into a laser vibrometer system and used for the detection of landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). In Phase I, Aerius will define the system requirements for the ROIC unit cell. Aerius will also design and simulate the different architectural options for the ROIC unit cell aiming at selecting the best architecture. The requirements for the InGaAs detector array will be defined as well as the approach for hybridization with the ROIC. Plans will be established for testing the FPA in Phase II in an actual vibrometer. In Phase I Option, Aerius will begin the design and layout of the ROIC unit cell, based on the selected ROIC architecture. This SBIR effort will lead to the development of an imaging laser vibrometer with the largest FPA to date.

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