Super Pixel Focal Plane Array Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,975.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-09-C-7069
Award Id:
90086
Agency Tracking Number:
B08B-004-0102
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3718 Barcelona Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, CA, 93105
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JerryWilson
Chief Physicist
(805) 252-2206
jerry@cyan-systems.com
Business Contact:
JerryWilson
Chief Physicist
(805) 252-2206
jerry@cyan-systems.com
Research Institute:
Research Triangle Inst
Bulman
3040 Cornwallis Road
PO box 12194
Research Triangle, NC, 27709 2194
(919) 541-8793
Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
This SuperPixel FPA (SFPA) will achieve a fast track enhancement of existing technology that effectively allows improved detection and discrimination of existing and emerging threats. Cyan is working with Research Triangle Institute, who has recently developed and demonstrated Lead Tin Telluride (PbSnTe) detectors for high temperature operation and fabrication in a superpixel format. The SFPA with small - superpixels-" will provide for oversampling the diffraction limited blur and this will translate to higher object ID confidence, and hopefully allow better discrimination between targets and decoys for detection of next generation threats. As targets get smaller and as our foes develop techniques for thermal shielding and stealth, the US must develop even more sensitive, higher resolution IR imaging systems.

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