High-Performance HgCdTe VLWIR Photovoltaic Detectors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$99,390.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F29601-02-C-0166
Agency Tracking Number:
021NM-0800
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Smart Pixel, Inc.
590 Territorial Drive, Suite B, Bolingbrook, IL, 60440
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
068568588
Principal Investigator
 Tae Seok Lee
 Senior Scientist
 (630) 771-0206
 tslee@smartpixelinc.com
Business Contact
 Sivalingam Sivananthan
Title: President
Phone: (630) 771-0201
Email: ssiva@smartpixelinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"We propose a new generation of non-equilibrium superlattice, high efficiency VLWIR(14 um and longer) detectors that operate in the 40-77K temperature range. The objectives will be achieved by combining the advantages of the molecular beam epitaxy(MBE)crystal growth technique, an innovative non-equilibrium device architecture, and a superlattice structure to control the absorption cut-off wavelength more precisely. For improved space surveillance and threat warning capabilities, where the ability todetect faint objects at great distances is absolutely necessary, a breakthrough sensor technology such as that proposed here is critical. The proposed detectors are anticipated to have enormous potential not only in military, but also in commercialapplications including industrial and auto-emission monitoring, tumor detection, environmental monitoring, and fire detection etc."

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