Passivation of InAs/GaInSb Superlattices for Improved VLWIR Focal Plane Performance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7343
Agency Tracking Number: 031-1058
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA03-074
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
7620 Executive Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
DUNS: 876868647
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Brian Hertog
 Senior Research Scientist
 (952) 934-2100
Business Contact
 Leslie Price
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (952) 934-2100
Research Institution
This Phase II program proposes a unique passivation process for infrared focal plane arrays. It entails the re-growth of isolating structures on the processed array that will passivate surface traps, leading to dramatically reduced surface-related transient effects and improved device performance. We shall team up with MDA designated partners to adapt the passivation process to focal plane arrays fabricated from InAs/GaInSb superlattices. This material system is capable of infrared detection from 2 to > 30 micron and the arrays are of great interest to the DoD for various applications including, in particular, optical detection of space borne objects.

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