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High Speed, Non-Contact Infrared Focal Plane Array Detector Tester

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28102
Amount: $79,986.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1995
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1901 N. Moore Street Suite 918
Arlington, VA 22209
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael K. Kiya
 (703) 243-3888
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Research Institution

The object of this project is t design and demonstrate the feasibility of a non-contact tester employing electron beams generated by vacuum microelectronics devices (VMDs) to radiometrically test infrared (IR) detector arrays before indium bump bonding to integrated circuit readouts. Previous SBIRs investigated a generic readout for infrared focal plane arrays and demonstrated the concept with photoconductive, photovoltaic, and piezoelectric detectors. this project applies the technology in a non-contact focal plane array detector tester. Specifically, the project will analyze data from previous SBIRs employing VMDs as generic read-outs for infrared focal plane arrays and, from this data, develop a design for High Speed, Non-Contact Infrared Focal Plane Array Detector. The feasibility of this design will then be demonstrated with a single unit photodetector or a thermal detector and a VMD device with drive electronics acting as a non-contact tester. In Phase II, a full-up prototype non-contact tester will be developed and demonstrated with infrared focal plane array detectors.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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