THE MOLECULAR BEAM EPITAXY (MBE) HAS THE PROMISE OF GROWING HIGH PURITY HGCDTE (HCT) MATERIAL (ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANTINFRARED DETECTOR MATERIAL TODAY) CAPABLE OF RESOLVING CURRENT PROBLEMS OF HIGH NOISE AND HIGH NON-UNIFORMITY IN THE DETECTOR ARRAYS.

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,060.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2787
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Electro-optek Corp
23887 Madison St, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
WILLIAM S CHAN
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE MOLECULAR BEAM EPITAXY (MBE) HAS THE PROMISE OF GROWING HIGH PURITY HGCDTE (HCT) MATERIAL (ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANTINFRARED DETECTOR MATERIAL TODAY) CAPABLE OF RESOLVING CURRENT PROBLEMS OF HIGH NOISE AND HIGH NON-UNIFORMITY IN THE DETECTOR ARRAYS. PERFORMING THE MBE GROWTH OF HCT IN SPACE BY TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF NEAR-ZERO GRAVITY, NATURALLY ULTRA-HIGH VACUUM CONDITION, LOW CONTAMINATION ENVIRONMENT AND "INFINITE" HIGH VACUUM VOLUME, THE TECHNIQUEIS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING EVEN HIGHER QUALITY MATERIAL FOR PRODUCIBLE, HIGH PERFORMANCE DETECTOR ARRAYS, ESPECIALLY ARRAYS IN THE LWIR. WE HAVE PROPOSED A STUDY TO DEVELOP IN DETAIL THE CONCEPT OFMBE GROWTH IN SPACE. THE STUDY HAS BEEN SCOPED WITH SIX SPECIFIC TASKS, AIMED AT REFINING THE SPACE PROCESSING CONCEPT AND DESIGNING A SPECIAL MBE SYSTEM TAILORED TO THE GROWTH OF ULTRA-HIGH QUALITY HCT MATERIALS IN SPACE.

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