Broadband LWIR C-IHET FPA for Discrimination Seekers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-08-C-0017
Award Id:
83267
Agency Tracking Number:
B074-003-0018
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1250 E. Collins Blvd., Richardson, TX, 75081
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
059803945
Principal Investigator:
Paul Pinsukanjana
VP of Tech./Bus. Dev.
(972) 234-0068
pinsu@intelliepi.com
Business Contact:
Yung-Chung Kao
President/CEO
(972) 234-0068
kao@intelliepi.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
Mitra Dutta
ECE Dept. (MC154)
851 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL, 60607 7053
(312) 355-2131
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Phase I STTR proposes to develop Focal Plane Array (FPA) based on Corrugated-Infrared Hot Electron Transistor (C-IHET) technology as a passive sensor for discrimination seekers. The initial goal of achieving high sensitivity with operating temperature >77K for C-IHET in the 8 - 12 m LWIR spectral region will be investigated. This IHET effort will be developed in collaboration with the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and L-3 Communication Cincinnati Electronics (CE). GaAs-based IHET epitaxy materials will be developed using multi-wafer production Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) reactor at IntelliEPI. University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will lead the device/epi structure design and optimization effort. Non destructive epitaxy materials characterization will be performed by IntelliEPI. UIC will characterize IHET test device for optical and electrical properties. UIC will develop processes for the epi wafers to create FPA die with the corrugated coupling geometry design. The process will be developed based on device fabrication facility at ARL. As proof of concept, CE will hybridize a C-IHET FPA to a fan-out or specially modified Read-Out Integrated Circuit (1024x768 format ROIC). UIC will work with ARL and CE to characterize a hybridized C-IHET FPA. The results will be compared with a comparable QWIP FPA.

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