Development of Dilute Nitride SL Technology for VLWIR Detectors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,826.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-06-C-7510
Award Id:
78029
Agency Tracking Number:
B064-011-0126
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
afathimulla@epitaxialtechnologies.com
Business Contact:
Olaleye Aina
President
(410) 455-5594
oaina@epitaxialtechnologies.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF DELAWARE
James Kolodzey
Dept of Electrical & Computer
Newark, DE, 19716
(302) 831-1164
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Epitaxial Technologies' overall objective is to develop innovative detector technologies that can be used to produce enhanced quantum efficiency and high detectivity VLWIR sensors that can operate at high temperatures. The goal of Phase I will be to investigate dilute nitride strain layer superlattice material structures that are capable of enhanced gain and detectivity and then grow and fabricate them to achieve detectivity in excess of 1E10 Jones to establish feasibility of the detector concept. We will accomplish this by designing and growing dilute nitride-based strained layer superlattice detector structures and by fabricating and testing the detectors. During Phase II, we will finalize the material structure, growth process, and fabrication process of the detectors. Further in Phase II, we will design, fabricate, and test 64 x 64 FPAs and demonstrate high operating temperatures as well as high pixel uniformity and improved resolution with reduced noise.

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