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
Contract: F19628-03-C-0018
Agency Tracking Number: 01-0498
Amount: $746,642.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2001
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA01-103
Solicitation Number: 2001.3
Small Business Information
27-2 Wright Road, Hollis, NH, 03049
DUNS: 006591721
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Darlene Franco
 Principal Investigator
 (603) 465-5686
Business Contact
 Linda Bouthillette
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (603) 465-5686
Research Institution
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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