Development of Very Long Wave Infrared Detectors Based on Type-II Strained Layer Superlattices

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-08-C-0020
Agency Tracking Number:
B074-003-0040
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA07-T003
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
QMAGIQ, LLC
One Tara Boulevard, Suite 102, Nashua, NH, 03062
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168454770
Principal Investigator:
Mani Sundaram
CEO & President
(603) 821-3092
msundaram@qmagiq.com
Business Contact:
Axel Reisinger
CTO
(603) 821-3092
areisinger@qmagiq.com
Research Institution:
THE UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO
Sanjay Krishna
Center High Tech. Materials
1313 Goddard SE, MSCO4 2710
Albuquerque, NM, 87106
(505) 272-7892
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
We will develop very long wave infrared focal plane arrays (VLWIR FPAs) from Type-II Strained Layer Superlattices (SLS) for ballistic missile defense applications, by combining QmagiQ's skills in FPA design, fabrication and test, with the University of New Mexico's expertise in the MBE growth and characterization of InAs/GaSb SLS. Cutoff wavelengths upto ~ 15 microns will be targeted. In Phase 1, UNM will optimize growth of the SLS photodiode layers. QmagiQ will fabricate and test photodiodes of different sizes to quantify material quality and develop a good passivation technique. In Phase 2, the recipes will be further advanced and applied to develop and deliver 1-color VLWIR imaging arrays and, quality permitting, 2-color LWIR/VLWIR arrays. This project will leverage the MDA MSTAR program at UNM, if awarded.

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