Multi-color VLWIR Focal Plane Array for Space Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$69,400.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-03-C-0022
Award Id:
59198
Agency Tracking Number:
022-0796
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1450 South Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD, 21227
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
171899719
Principal Investigator:
Ayub Fathimulla
Vice President, R&D
(410) 455-5830
ayub@epiwafers.com
Business Contact:
Leye Aina
President
(410) 455-5594
epiwafers@erols.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
"The primary goal of the proposed Phase I SBIR project is to develop low dark current and high sensitivity detectors and FPAs operating at very long wavelengths. We will use innovative combinations of new materials and three-terminal detector concepts toproduce detectors having room temperature responsivity greater than 1.0 A/W in the 12-20mm wavelengths range, one order of magnitude improvement over state-of-the-art room temperature, detectors in this wavelength band. In the Phase I project, we willinvestigate various material and device structures, select the most promising material structure and substrate for the VLWIR detectors and demonstrate a proof-of-the concept by fabricating simple devices. In the Phase II program, we will build upon thetechnology developed in Phase I to design, fabricate, and tests the prototype VLWIR two-color FPA and demonstrate detector arrays having, high uniformity and detectivities greater than 1E10 cmHz ¿/W. This project will result in two products: multi-colorfar infrared detector arrays and the materials for producing them. VLWIR focal plane arrays will be applicable in space-based imaging arrays and instrumentations such as for MDA?s SBIRS satellites, night vision imaging and battlefield surveillance andtarget acquisition. Commercial applications include law enforcement night vision imaging, environmental remote sensing and infrared spectroscopy."

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