Spectrally-Tunable Infrared Camera Based on Highly-Sensitive Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX08CA37C
Agency Tracking Number: 067098
Amount: $300,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: S4.02
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
QmagiQ
One Tara Boulevard, Suite 102, Nashua, NH, 03062-2809
Duns: 168454770
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mani Sundaram
 Principal Investigator
 (603) 821-3092
 msundaram@qmagiq.com
Business Contact
 Mani Sundaram
Title: Business Official
Phone: (603) 821-3092
Email: msundaram@qmagiq.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to develop a SPECTRALLY-TUNABLE INFRARED CAMERA based on quantum well infrared photodetector (QWIP) focal plane array (FPA) technology. This will build on the handheld QWIP camera we DELIVERED to NASA in Phase 1 which featured a 320x256 QWIP FPA with fixed spectral response, as proof of this novel sensor technology. Phase 2 will broaden spectral coverage (~ 6 - 12 microns), expand array format to 640x512 (for wider field-of-view), shrink pixel pitch (for higher image spatial resolution), and incorporate a cooled filter wheel with 6 to 8 spectral bands. We will integrate the FPA with dewar/cooler/electronics/optics and deliver the resulting wideband camera to NASA for spectroscopic/imaging studies in this spectral range

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