Large Format APD Array for Eye-Safe 3-D LADAR Imaging

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$99,948.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F08630-03-C-0144
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-0923
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SOLID STATE SCIENTIFIC CORP.
27-2 Wright Road, Hollis, NH, 03049
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
006591721
Principal Investigator
 William Clark
 Principal Investigator
 (603) 465-5686
 billc@solidstatescientific.com
Business Contact
 Linda Bouthillette
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (603) 465-5686
Email: linda@solidstatescientific.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Solid State Scientific Corporation (SSSC) proposes a novel guard ring avalanche photodiode array sensitive at eye-safe wavelengths. The Air Force will benefit from this technology, as it will enable large format (>256x256 elements) single chip APD arraysthat are highly sensitive, low cost, and highly manufacturable for use in LADAR imaging systems. In Phase I, SSSC will fabricate an array of discrete APDs demonstrating highly uniform large area arrays using standard semiconductor manufacturing processes.In Phase II, SSSC will demonstrate a prototype large format APD array for 3-D imaging. Large format APD arrays and low cost discrete APDs sensitive at eye-safe wavelengths would be beneficial in the following applications: free-space opticalcommunications, fiber optic communications, range finding, non-destructive evaluation, 3-D imaging, low light level imaging, remote sensing, astronomy, photon detection, and spectral monitoring and analysis.

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