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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0006-06-C-7343
Agency Tracking Number:
031-1058
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA03-074
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Small Business Information
SVT ASSOCIATES, INC.
7620 Executive Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
876868647
Principal Investigator:
Brian Hertog
Senior Research Scientist
(952) 934-2100
hertog@svta.com
Business Contact:
Leslie Price
Contract Administrator
(952) 934-2100
price@svta.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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