Semiconductor Microbolometer Room Temperature Infrared Detectors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,845.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DAAB07-03-C-P001
Award Id:
58024
Agency Tracking Number:
A012-1702
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
8130 Shaffer Pkwy, Littleton, CO, 80127
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
040245305
Principal Investigator:
Russell Hollingsworth
Senior Scientist
(303) 285-5154
rhollingsworth@itnes.com
Business Contact:
Rick Halbach
VP Business Development
(303) 285-1739
rhalbach@itnes.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
ITN Energy Systems, Inc. proposes the development of microbolometer room temperature infrared detectors using plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) growth of silicon germanium alloys. This Phase II contract will see the demonstration of PECVDdeposited semiconductors with improved properties for microbolometer applications, especially reduced 1/f noise. ITN will team with a microbolometer manufacturer for the fabrication of microbolometer arrays directly on CMOS read out integrated circuits,thereby providing a solid demonstration of the improved properties. The major goal of the proposed work is the development of room temperature detector arrays for the 8-12 micron wavelength band. Fully packaged and tested focal plane arrays will bedelivered to the Army at the end of this contract.Affordable room temperature infrared detector arrays will have wide applicability in military night vision systems, as well as enabling wide spread civilian applications such as automotive night drivingaids, security monitoring, and fire fighting.

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