Cryogenic Detectors with Advanced, High-Speed Readouts

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 991605
Amount: $599,891.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
STAR Cryoelectronics, LLC
862 Estates Dr., Los Alamos, NM, 87544
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robin Cantor
 President
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 rcantor@starcryo.com
Business Contact
 Robin Cantor
Title: President
Phone: (505) 661-6481
Email: rcantor@starcryo.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal describes three technical innovations in an effort to develop cryogenic detectors for the UV and x-ray regions. Specifically, the development of improved superconducting tunnel junction (STJ) detectors and arrays using advanced process technologies, single-stage SQUID amplifiers with ultra-low input current noise, and fast, wideband feedback electronics based on a novel high-frequency flux modulation technique. These advances are expected to reduce detector costs and improve detector performance, including the ability to detect and resolve very fast signals. The potential for integration to build large-format arrays also is discussed. This effort directly benefits SEU programs and addresses specific needs for cryogenic detectors and arrays with sensitive, high-speed readouts.

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