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Design and Development of Radiation Hardened ROIC for Multi-color LWIR/VLWIR Focal Plane Arrays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-05-P-0087
Agency Tracking Number: 05-0176T
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA05-T009
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-09-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-03-13
Small Business Information
52-B Cummings Park, Suite 314, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 032691763
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Ashok Sood
 President and CTO
 (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.
 Timothy Cook
 Center for Space Electronics, 725 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA, 02215
 (617) 353-7439
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Radiation Hardened Multi-color infrared (IR) focal planes are required for MDA/SMDC systems applications . Key to meeting these system requirements is to develop multi-color radiation hardened HgCdTe focal plane arrays for LWIR band ( 7-14 microns) and VLWIR band with wavelength of greater than 14 microns with high pixel uniformity, reduced readout noise, improved resolution, and higher temperature of operation, to reduce cost and weight of these EO sensors. The objective of the proposed Phase I effort is to design Radiation Hardened ROIC for two color application in the 7-14 (LWIR) micron band and greater than 14 (VLWIR) micron band. The radiation hardened ROIC required for these multi-color LWIR and VLWIR applications will be designed with the use of 0.25 micron or 0.18 micron CMOS rad hard technology. Magnolia proposes simultaneous two-color readout with high frame rates. Magnolia proposes to evaluate designs for large dynamic range. We will also evaluate innovative circuit techniques and designs to meet the future MDA systems requirement. These designs will be hardened to handle prompt and persistent gamma, single events, and space radiation effects. Magnolia proposes to develop a radiation hardened ROIC design and demonstrate the feasibility by the end of Phase I.

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