Integrated, Dual-Function FPA Photoreceiver with Internal Gain for Low Light Level and LADAR Imaging

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$746,642.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F19628-03-C-0018
Award Id:
53049
Agency Tracking Number:
01-0498
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
27-2 Wright Road, Hollis, NH, 03049
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
006591721
Principal Investigator:
Darlene Franco
Principal Investigator
(603) 465-5686
darlene@solidstatescientific.com
Business Contact:
Linda Bouthillette
Contract Administrator
(603) 465-5686
linda@solidstatescientific.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Solid State Scientific Corporation proposes an triangular barrier photodiode (TBPD) detector for use on a dual mode sensor. The TBPD will function as a passive low-light visible-SWIR imager at long range and as a 3-D LADAR sensor at short range. The TBPD has the advantage of increased optical gain with decreased incident power, making it very attractive for applications with weak target signals, such as LADAR and low-light level imaging. This detector characteristic was demonstrated in Phase I where SSSC modeled, designed, fabricated and tested the detector in the InGaAs material system. In Phase II, the photodiode will be integrated with both an imaging and a LADAR circuit using epitaxial wafer transfer. The resulting low-cost solid-state, imaging and LADAR receivers will have internal detector gain.

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