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

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$300,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX08CA37C
Agency Tracking Number:
067098
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
S4.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
QmagiQ
One Tara Boulevard, Suite 102, Nashua, NH, 03062-2809
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168454770
Principal Investigator:
Mani Sundaram
Principal Investigator
(603) 821-3092
msundaram@qmagiq.com
Business Contact:
Mani Sundaram
Business Official
(603) 821-3092
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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