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MWIR APD Receivers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-19-C-1892
Agency Tracking Number: F172-011-0285
Amount: $749,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF172-011
Solicitation Number: 17.2
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-04-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-04-05
Small Business Information
15985 NW Schendel Avenue Suite 200
Beaverton, OR 97006
United States
DUNS: 124348652
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Huntington
 Senior Engineer
 (971) 223-5646
Business Contact
 Debra Ozuna
Phone: (971) 223-5646
Research Institution

The objective of the program is to develop mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) avalanche photodiode (APD) arrays for active and passive military sensing in the 3.0 – 4.6-μm waveband. With manufacturing development to improve material quality, APDs grown from a III-V material system, supported by commercial-scale growth and fabrication infrastructure, can meet the need for low-flux MWIR photon detectors with lower unit cost than the incumbent HgCdTe-based technology. The proposed Phase II program builds on our Phase I APD wafer growth experiments to improve wafer morphology, refine the APD layer design, fabricate arrays, and characterize the resulting detectors. The detector arrays manufactured in Phase II will be hybridized to an existing active imaging readout integrated circuit (ROIC) for demonstration, in existing camera electronics, to technology transfer partners.

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