Two-color, Bias Selectable, HgCdTe IR Detector by MOCVD

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18125
Amount: $49,941.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Spire Corp.
One Patriots Park, Bedford, MA, 01730
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert G. Wolfson, Phd
 (617) 275-6000
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Seeing in the dark or looking through haze is easy if you know how; Spire Corporation has invented infrared "eyes" which peer through two atmospheric windows simultaneously, spotting both hot (vehicles) and warm (people) targets at the same time. It takes two separate detectors to do this now but, using metalorganic chemical vapor deposition, the company will develop single packages to do the job. Because they will be simpler, cheaper, and smaller than conventional focal plane arrays, Spire thinks its dual-band mosaics will make night time snooping practical for everyone!

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