nBn Based Dual-Band Focal Plane Arrays with Type II InAs/GaSb Superlattices

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$78,206.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-10-C-0080
Award Id:
98329
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-012-0845
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-012
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Lobo Venture Lab 801 University Blvd Ste 100, Albuquerque, NM, 87106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
833012565
Principal Investigator:
Sanchita Krishna
CEO
(505) 504-6846
skisupport@skinfrared.com
Business Contact:
Sanchita Krishna
CEO
(505) 504-6846
skisupport@skinfrared.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SK Infrared LLC, a spin-off from the Krishna INfrared Detector (KIND) laboratory at the UNM (www.chtm.unm.edu/kind) is proposing to develop a dual band SLS based imager using an nBn based heterostructure design in collaboration with Raytheon Vision Systems (letter attached). The proposed effort leverages the technical expertise and facilities of only one of the two university laboratories in the world that has demonstrated "Epi to Camera" research. The Krishna group has a successful track record in the design, growth, fabrication and characterization of SLS FPAs. UNM has agreed to let SK Infrared LLC use the facilities at CHTM (letter attached) for this effort. This will include access to a brand-new VEECO Gen-10 MBE reactor. The Krishna group has demonstrated the first SLS based nBn single pixel detector and 320x256 focal plane arrays with an NETD=24mK. Moreover, by engineering the bandgaps of the absorber on either side of the barrier, the Krishna group has demonstrated a dual band nBn detector. Prof. Krishna also has close ties with DoD agencies such as Army Night Vision Laboratory and is a part of the user group that provides feedback to FLIR for the new dual polarity ROIC as a part of MDA''S FastFPA program

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