BACKSIDE ILLUMINATED LARGE FORMAT CCDS AND CCD MOSAICS

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$494,116.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12057
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Photometrics Ltd
3440 E. Britannia Drive, #200, Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Gary R. Sims
Mgr. Research & Applications
(602) 623-8961
Business Contact:
CHARLES E. BAVIER
VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS
(602) 623-8961
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
INVESTIGATION INTO THE FEASIBILITY OF CONSTRUCTING LARGE FORMAT THINNED BACKSIDE ILLUMINATED CCDS AND CCD MOSAICS IS PROPOSED. THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH UNIFORMLY THINNING LARGE SILICON AREAS, MOUNTING THE THINNED MEMBRANE TO A RIGID SUPPORT SUCH THAT A DESIRED OPTICAL FIGURE IS OBTAINED, AND MAKING RELIABLE ELECTRICAL CONTACT TO THE CCD ARE ADDRESSED IN THE PHASE I WORK. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE PHASE I AND PHASE II WORK WILL RESULT IN THE AVAILABILITY OF LARGE FORMAT CCDS AND CCD MOSAICS THAT EXHIBIT HIGH, STABLE SENSITIVITY AT WAVELENGTHSEXTENDING FROM THE NEAR-IR THROUGH THE VUV. SUCH DEVICES WILL BE INVALUABLE FOR SPACE AND GROUND BASED ASTRONOMY WHERE LARGE FOCAL PLANES AND HIGH SENSITIVITY ARE REQUIRED.

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