High Speed, Low Noise Nanobolometer for multispectral imaging

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,978.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-10-C-0081
Award Id:
91888
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB1-0116
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
825 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA, 91016
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
195754056
Principal Investigator:
RaviVerma
Senior Scientist
(626) 471-9700
ravi.verma@tanner.com
Business Contact:
KevinDinniene
Director of Finance
(626) 471-9778
kevin@tanner.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Several emerging applications require multispectral LWIR/MWIR imaging with an uncooled (because of weight and power concerns) imager with performance metrics (D* and speed of operation) that is comparable to those provided by cooled HgCdTe photodiodes. Unfortunately, uncooled LWIR/MWIR detectors are based on bolometers, and traditional bolometers are broadband devices that cannot be easily adapted to be spectrally selective. Further, the traditional bolometer trade space precludes the development of high speed and low noise devices. Tanner Research is proposing to leverage recent developments in nanophotonics to circumvent the traditional bolometer trade space. We will use the demonstrated nanobolometer concept, and develop it into a low noise, high-speed multispectral imager in Phase II. In Phase I, we will provide proof of concept demonstrations in single devices that demonstrate the scaleability of our technology.

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