High Performance Uncooled Focal Plane Arrays

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,864.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-07-C-P607
Award Id:
79346
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-121-2101
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
15 WARD STREET, SOMERVILLE, MA, 02143
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
106771140
Principal Investigator:
Allen Flusberg
Principal Investigator
(617) 547-1122
aflusberg@srl.com
Business Contact:
Jonah Jacob
President
(617) 547-1122
jjacob@srl.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Science Research Laboratory (SRL) proposes to develop a novel uncooled thermal-to-visible transducer (TVT) that will revolutionize long-wavelength-infrared (LWIR) imaging. This new instrument is characterized by (1) lower power consumption and heating than existing IR bolometers; (2) immunity to image retention; (3) potential for a curved focal-plane array that can increase instrument sensitivity; (4) infrequent recalibration-a result of less heating; (5) the incorporation of standard CCD or CMOS arrays, making operation vastly simpler than that of conventional IR cameras; (6) an intrinsic capability of hardening to >1000 g on all three axes; (7) excellent sensitivity (NETD 5-40 mK); (8) a revolutionarily low cost of $20-$40 for the sensor module and $300 for the camera, many times less expensive than existing instruments; (8) potential for fusion of visible and thermal IR images, the two images being automatically registered and boresighted. In Phase I SRL will compare various materials that can be used as the IR-absorbing element of the transducer, resolve issues of materials compatibility between this element and requisite contiguous elements, and design a proof-of-principle experiment, to be conducted in Phase II, that will demonstrate the technology.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government