Solid State Imaging LADAR Photoreceiver with Internal Detector Gain

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: F19628-01-C-0031
Agency Tracking Number: 01-0498
Amount: $64,600.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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 Schwall
 Principal Investigator
 (603) 465-5686
Business Contact
 James Murguia
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (603) 465-5686
Research Institution
A lightweight, low-cost, internal detector gain, solid state imaging LADAR receiveris proposed. This photodetector has the advantage of increased optical gain withdecreased incident power. This detector characteristic is attractive for LADARapplications with weak target signals. In phase I, the LADAR specific detector willbe modeled and tested. In Phase II, the semiconductor-based internal gainphotodetector will be combined to an imaging LADAR processing circuit using aninnovative hybrid integration technique, in order to demonstrate a solid stateimaging LADAR receiver with internal detector gain.Imaging LADAR systems have many commercial applications including the product andfacility inspections in the forestry, automotive, and steel industries. In addition,the area of robotic vision could use imaging LADAR to determine depth perception toallow a machine to accurately recognize and identify any object within itsfield-of-view. The above industries would benefit from a low-cost imaging LADARreceiver.

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