RADIATION HARD PHOTODETECTORS FOR RING LASER GYROSCOPES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2161
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Jaycor
Po Box 85154, San Diego, CA, 92138
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 B C Passenheim
 (619) 453-6580
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL OFFERS TO MARRY TWO EXISTING DEVICES; A SPECIAL RADIATION TOLERANT SILICON PHOTODIODE DEVELOPED FOR LASER GYRO APPLICATIONS WITH A DIGICON PHOTOMULTIPLIER, TO CREATE A PHOTODETECTORWITH UNPRECIDENTED OPTICAL RESPONSIVITY AND INSENSITIVITY TO BACKGROUND RADIATION. THIS WILL ALSO RELAX THE REQUIREMENTS ON THE PHOTODETECTOR PREAMPLIFIER. WE EXPECT THE NET RESULT TO BE THE RADIATION INDUCED RLG INTERRUPT TIME WILL BE REDUCED BY A FACTOR OF 300. SUCH A DETECTOR IS USEFUL IN OTHER LOW LIGHT LEVEL AND HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS, AND WOULD BE ALMOST IMMUNE TO NEUTRAL PARTICLE BEAMS.

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