Super Pixel Focal Plane Array Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-09-C-7069
Agency Tracking Number: B08B-004-0102
Amount: $99,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-T004
Solicitation Number: 2008.B
Small Business Information
Cyan Systems
3718 Barcelona Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, CA, 93105
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jerry Wilson
 Chief Physicist
 (805) 252-2206
 jerry@cyan-systems.com
Business Contact
 Jerry Wilson
Title: Chief Physicist
Phone: (805) 252-2206
Email: jerry@cyan-systems.com
Research Institution
 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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