Development of HgCdTe Material Models for Next Generation Infrared Focal Plane Architectures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG6003P0246
Agency Tracking Number: 03-0027T
Amount: $69,799.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
52-B Cummings Park, Suite 314, Woburn, MA, 01801-
DUNS: 032691763
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ashok Sood
 Vice- President of Technology
 (781) 503-1200
 aksood@magnoliaoptical.com
Business Contact
 Yash Puri
Title: Executive Vice-President
Phone: (781) 503-1200
Email: yrpuri@magnoliaoptical.com
Research Institution
 BOSTON UNIV. PHOTONICS CENTER
 Enrico Bellotti
 Boston University, 8 Saint Marys Street
Boston, MA, 02215
 (617) 358-1576
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Developments of multi-color FPA's are important for use in missile defense systems (such as GMD and THAAD) applications. Key to meeting these system requirements is development of multi-color HgCdTe focal plane arrays with high pixel uniformity, reducedreadout noise, improved resolution, and higher temperature of operation, to reduce cost and volume of these sensors and seekers.Magnolia Optical Technologies proposes to develop modeling/simulation tools for improving the multi-layer HgCdTe growth, device design, process improvements and detector fabrication. Magnolia has a strong team complementing its strengths in the HgCdTematerials and Device modeling/technology for multi-color applications. We plan to develop these tools for the multi-color HgCdTe materials and devices and demonstrate the utility of these tools for significant improvements in the integrated monolithicmulti-color IRFPA's. scientific applications where detection of IR radiation plays a key role. Most of these applications for detection and/or measurement require high performance multi-color IR detectors either as linear arrays or as two-dimensional arrays. The market forcommercial IR photo-detectors is expected to grow rapidly over the next 10 years.The characteristics that make multi-color IR photo-detectors suitable for defense applications also benefit many industrial and scientific applications. Several applications in environmental monitoring and control use IR sensors. For example, IR basedsystems can be used for chem-bio detection for homeland security and other large commercial buildings. In addition, IR spectroscopy plays an important role in several medical and scientific applications.Multicolor IR sensors would have many applications in Weather Science, material science, metrology, industrial process monitoring and surveillance.

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