Monolithic Time Delay Integrated APD Arrays

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$600,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNX09RA12C
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
066401
Solicitation Topic Code:
S4.02
Small Business Information
Epitaxial Technologies, LLC
1450 South Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD, 21045-3863
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
171899719
Principal Investigator
 Olaleye Aina
 Principal Investigator
 (410) 455-5594
 epiwafers@erols.com
Business Contact
 Olaleye Aina
Title: Business Official
Phone: (410) 455-5594
Email: oaina@epitaxialtechnologies.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The overall goal of the proposed phase II SBIR program is to develop a compact, high SNR TDI APD array for future NASA earth observing missions. The enabling TDI APD technology is based on ultra-high sensitivity AlInAs/GaInAs APDs operable in the 1240 to 1640-nm spectra band integrated with Si CCDs that will enable for the first time, true TDI and CCD-like detector operation at these wavelengths. The performance of this TDI APD array will meet or exceed current performance requirements for radiometric sensors. The TDI APD array sensor will be designed to operate at 300K resulting in a significant weight, size and power reduction. At the conclusion of the program, we will deliver to NASA for evaluation and for mission insertion, fully packaged end-to-end tested TDI APD arrays with SNR in the range of 570-1066 within the 1240-nm and 1640-nm spectral band.

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