High Resistivity VOx for Continuous Bias Read-outs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-C006
Agency Tracking Number: A092-082-0987
Amount: $69,522.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-082
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
575 McCorkle Blvd., Westerville, OH, 43082
DUNS: 051815553
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Philip Swinehart
 Vice President, Sensor R&D
 (614) 891-2243
Business Contact
 Philip Swinehart
Title: Vice President, Sensor R&D
Phone: (614) 891-2243
Email: pswinehart@lakeshore.com
Research Institution
This SBIR Phase I proposal addresses improvements in the sensitivity and signal to noise ratio in uncooled infrared imaging sensors based on vanadium oxides. A novel, spin-on process for the deposition of metal oxides will be used to produce higher resistivity and temperature coefficient of resistance than other processes now produce. This will increase the sensitivity to higher than 2% of resistivity/(degree C) and the sheet resistance to higher than 10Mohm per square. This will allow continuous bias read out and smaller pixel sizes.

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