Advanced MWIR/LWIR Multi-Spectral Detectors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,030.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-07-C-7771
Agency Tracking Number:
B063-016-1251
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA06-016
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Small Business Information
SVT ASSOC., INC.
7620 Executive Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
876868647
Principal Investigator:
Aaron Moy
Senior Research Engineer
(952) 934-2100
moy@svta.com
Business Contact:
Leslie Price
Contract Manager
(952) 934-2100
price@svta.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Hyperspectral imaging arrays offer far more data and the ability to discriminate objects being observed. Continued difficulties with applying HgCdTe materials, especially for LWIR, present an opportunity for the development of alternate materials. One such candidate for MWIR/LWIR photodetectors are InAsSb alloys and short period Type-II superlattices based on InAs/GaInSb. This superlattice structure has the ability to tune the cutoff wavelengths during device fabrication and yet be amenable to the creation of multi-spectral serially-positioned pixels. One of the issues this Phase I program will address is the intermixing of Arsenic and Antimony at the superlattice interfaces, which can hamper LWIR operation. Improved superlattice growth will be achieved through the application of newly developed MBE apparatus.

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