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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-08-C-7934
Agency Tracking Number: B063-013-0728
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA06-013
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
QMAGIQ, LLC
One Tara Boulevard, Suite 102, Nashua, NH, 03062
DUNS: 168454770
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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 a high-performance longwave infrared focal plane array (FPA) based on Type-II InAs/(In)GaSb strained-layer-superlattice (SLS) technology and deliver it packaged in a portable handheld CAMERA. In Phase 1, a matrix of recipes was designed and grown, several wafers were processed, arrays were fabricated and characterized, and material and process issues identified. In Phase 2, we will optimize material design, growth, and processing with the goal of producing FPAs with high quantum efficiency and pixel operability. Both, a camera and a separate FPA, will be delivered to the MDA for evaluation in programs such as THAAD and MKV.

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