Uncooled BLIP Detector for Next Generation Infrared (IR) Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,454.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-05-C-7140
Award Id:
74761
Agency Tracking Number:
044-0671
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:
BrianBerland
Manager, Thin-Film/Nanotechnology
(303) 285-5107
bberland@itnes.com
Business Contact:
JanetCasteel
Manager, Business Relations
(303) 285-5111
jcasteel@itnes.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The ITN team proposes to design and develop a revolutionary uncooled IR detector that is compatible with large format focal place arrays. By dramatically decreasing thermal conduction noise and Johnson noise, the proposed sensor enables BLIP sensitivity resulting in a 50 times increase in detector sensitivity over state-of-the-art technologies. Preliminary analysis projects a specific detectivity of 1.2E10 cm-Hz^0.5/W and NETD much less than 1 mK. The proposed BLIP detector will have a cutoff wavelength greater than 14 microns, a time constant of ~3msec, and require very little power (~40nanoWatts per pixel). In addition, the BLIP detector will be fabricated with standard thin-film technologies that provide high pixel uniformity, decreased cost, and inherent stability in high radiation environments.

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