Mass Fabricated Technology Integration for use in Miniature Interceptor Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$69,890.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DASG6003P0056
Award Id:
59164
Agency Tracking Number:
022-0263
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2650 East Foothill Boulevard, Mailstop 100, Pasadena, CA, 91107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
195754056
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Bartolac
Senior Scientist
(626) 792-3000
tom.bartolac@tanner.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Dinniene
Controller
(626) 792-3000
kevin.dinniene@tanner.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
"Fully autonomous miniature interceptors, <10% the size of MMKV-type architectures, are feasible if component and subsystem integration is done by design during the fabrication process. Tanner Research, using highly evolved MEMS-based manufacturingtechniques commonly used in their Class 1000 clean room, propose to radically reduce the need for costly integration of many component parts of a miniature interceptor front-end. For example, by integrating in a single manufacturing process an IRbolometer, tunable optical filtering and flash cooling. These are all critical optical subsystems that can be batch fabricated simultaneously to create low-cost multi-mode optical sensors. Similarly, the `integrated' optical front-end (bolometer, coolingand filters) can be further integrated with readout and signal processing microelectronics on or near the FPA. Conceptually, all MEMS-based components are fabricated simultaneously. This MEMS-based integration provides a mature, low-cost approach toachieve hyperspectral seeker functionality with reduced footprint, mass and power: critical features for low-risk miniature interceptors.Tanner Research proposes to reduce the overall system cost of implementing miniature interceptor technology by using MEMS fabrication techniques adapted from the microelectronics industry. Interceptor optical front-end fabrication, in MEMS, will be done inits entirety at Tanner Research, and will be facilitated by multiple

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