Innovative Techniques for Missile Defense

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-04-P-0052
Award Id:
69529
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-020-0851
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 300, Beaverton, OR, 97005
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
124348652
Principal Investigator:
JamesGates
Senior Engineer
(503) 906-7906
georgew@voxtel-inc.com
Business Contact:
GeorgeWilliams
President
(503) 906-7906
georgew@voxtel-inc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Voxtel, Inc. proposes to optimize the design of a 1.00-¿m to 1.55-¿m near infrared (NIR) linear mode (LM)HgCdTe avalanche photodiode (APD) array that achieves high gain with nearly no excess noise, so as to achieve high bandwidth (e.g. > 1 GHz) single photon counting laser radar (LADAR) operation. Leveraging the low noise LM avalanche gain and our low noise CMOS LADAR receiver circuitry, we will achieve photon counting without Geiger Mode (GM) operation. The benefits of the innovation are significant. As the afterpulsing and quenching time associated with GM APD operation limits bandwidth and requires excessive pixel circuitry, the innovation offers the potential for dramatically higher bandwidth, compact, single photon sensitive LADAR systems with potentially higher reliability and with no breakdown-induced cross talk.

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