Dual Well Focal Plane Array (FPA) Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,979.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0121
Award Id:
98509
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-078-1692
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-078
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:
Lloyd Linder
Systems Engineer
(805) 642-4645
linder@aeriusphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Michael MacDougal
Vice-President
(805) 642-4645
macdougal@aeriusphotonics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Aerius Photonics proposes the development of a unique FPA sensor that accommodates the requirements of this application. In Phase II, Aerius will develop a 640 X 640 30?m InGaAs detector array based FPA sensor that has both the ability to detect low power laser pulses through integration and perform low-light level imaging in a single FPA. The detector array can support both 1064 nm and 1550 nm laser pulses. Aerius and their partner have collaborated on ROIC unit cell circuitry to support the Dual Well FPA concept. The unit cell design supports two charge integration paths. One path integrates the background scene to provide a high fidelity image of the scene. The second path integrates the laser pulse return to pull the signal out of the background noise. Detection of the input return pulse will be determined in conjunction with the back end digital signal processor. In Phase I, Aerius will build a 16x16 InGaAs array to demonstrate the dual well detection concept.

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