HIGH TC SUPERCONDUCTOR ARRAYS FOR SMART SEEKERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$624,968.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9665
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Electro-optek Corp.
3152 Kashiwa St, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
William S Chan
(213) 534-3666
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS EFFORT WILL INVESTIGATE THE CONTROLLED MOLECULAR BEAM EPITAXY (MBE) OF THIN FILM BISRCACUO ON A BUFFERED SI SUBSTRATE. THE EPITAXY, AIMED AT IN-SITU CONTROL OF STOICHIOMETRY, WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY USING A BEAM OF ATOMIC OXYGEN GENERATED BY A ELECTRONCYCLOTRON-RESONANCE (ECR) SOURCE REACTING WITH ATOMIC BEAMS OF BI, SR, CA AND CU GENERATED BY EFFUSION SOURCES. THE THIN FILM GROWN ON A SPECIALLY ETCHED SI SUBSTRATE WILL FORM AN ARRAY OF SUPERCONDUCTING BOLOMETERS WHICH ARE THEMALLY ISOLATED FROM ONE ANOTHER AND FROM THEIR SURROUNDINGS, MAKING THEM HIGHLY SENSITIVE TO DETECTING INFRARED RADIATION OVER THE ENTIRE INFRARED SPECTRUM OF CURRENT INTEREST. THE BOLOMETER ARRAY CAN BE MONOLITHICALLY COUPLED TO A READOUT CIRCUIT WHICH CAN ALSO BE FABRICATED ON THE SAME SI SUBSTRATE. THE RESULTANT FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS ARE VERY ATTRACTIVE FOR FABRICATING COMPLEX INFRARED SENSOR SYSTEMS.

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