Efficient Arrays for Generating Light Emission (EAGLE)

Efficient Arrays for Generating Light Emission (EAGLE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-17-C-0069
Agency Tracking Number: F16A-T22-0006
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2017
Solicitation Year: 2016
Solicitation Topic Code: AF16-AT22
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Small Business Information
12 Longacre Court, Hockessin, DE, 19707
DUNS: 791457802
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Garrett Ejzak
 (302) 252-7251
 gejzak@chipdesignsystems.com
Business Contact
 Dr. Fouad Kiamilev
Phone: (302) 494-6220
Email: kiamilev@chipdesignsystems.com
Research Institution
 University of Iowa
 Patricia Cone Fisher
 2 Gilmore Hall
Iowa City, IA, 52242
 (319) 335-3582
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
With today's IRLED devices, >99.4% of input electrical power is converted into parasitic/waste heat. Moreover, as the local temperatures of the pixels increase due to the generated heat, IRLED optical efficiency is further reduced. Overall this severely limits the number and intensity of array pixels that can be simultaneously operated at high apparent temperatures. In Phase 2, we focus on developing two technologies that will improve performance of IRLED arrays. On the IRLED technology side, we will improve wall-plug efficiency using lenslets and textured surfaces. On the RIIC technology side, we will develop 24-micron pixel circuits that add additional drive gears to take advantage of improved IRLED devices. Our RIIC test chips will be fabricated using advanced 0.18-micron CMOS process - an improvement over 0.5-micron CMOS process used in our ongoing IRLED projector programs. On the array front, we will fabricate 1Kx1K MWIR arrays with 24-micron pixels using residual RIIC die from NSLEDS and newly fabricated improved efficiency IRLED arrays. On the systems front, we will evaluate improved array performance using NSLEDS-class projector. If this project is successful, its technology will be quickly transitioned to our ongoing IRLED projector programs (HDILED and EIRE).

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