Passive IR Sensors Based on High Quantum Efficiency P-on-N Type-II Strained Layer Superlattices

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
HQ0006-07-C-7759
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
B063-013-0728
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA06-013
Small Business Information
QMAGIQ, LLC
One Tara Boulevard, Suite 102, Nashua, NH, 03062
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
168454770
Principal Investigator
 Mani Sundaram
 CEO & President
 (603) 821-3092
 msundaram@qmagiq.com
Business Contact
 Axel Reisinger
Title: CTO
Phone: (603) 821-3092
Email: areisinger@qmagiq.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to develop sensitive passive infrared sensors for ballistic missile defense applications from Type-II InAs/GaSb strained layer superlattices (SLS). The novelty of our approach lies in using a P-on-N photodiode device geometry (in contrast to the usual N-on-P) to leverage the excellent low-noise readout multiplexers available to drive these diode arrays. In Phase 1, we will quantify and optimize our material and passivation quality, and develop and DELIVER a 320x256 longwave infrared focal plane array (LWIR FPA). In Phase 2, we will further drive the technology and develop and DELIVER 1Kx1K dualband FPAs with pixel-registered and simultaneous imaging in two longwave infrared bands. This FPA will enhance target discrimination and provide a larger field of view to infrared seekers such as THAAD.

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