Advanced Passive and Active Sensors for Discrimination Seekers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$999,915.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-11-C-0015
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-1644
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA08-T004
Solicitation Number:
2008.B
Small Business Information
17150 Via Del Campo, Suite 202, San Diego, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
100328348
Principal Investigator:
RobGregoire
Senior Engineer
(406) 624-6720
rob.gregoire@nu-trek.com
Business Contact:
KristenZeimantz
Manager, Finance and Administration
(858) 487-2172
kristen.zeimantz@nu-trek.com
Research Institute:
Arizona State University
Bert Vermeir
P.O. Box 875001
Tempe,, AZ, 85287-
(480) 727-8067

Abstract
Nu-Trek is teaming with Arizona State University and Raytheon Vision Systems to develop a ROIC with on-chip data conversion. The ROIC uses Nu-Trek"s ultra low power ADC buffer, ADC core, and LVDS pre-driver. The ROIC is being developed for Raytheon"s Next-Gen, dual-band, IR FPAs. Three Nu-Trek innovations that will be implemented in the ROIC are the ultra low power successive approximation register ADC that will consume between 1-2mW (1/10 the power consumption of similar ADCs on the market), a pre-LVDS driver that will consume a mere 0.5mW (in comparison to 5 mW for a standard LVDS driver, which will be outside the dewar), and a very low power ADC buffer (0.5-1 mW) that is based on the correlated level shifting technique that was invented by the Principle Investigator, Dr. Rob Gregoire. For a ROIC designed for a 512x512 pixel detector consuming ~200mW, the increase in power associated with the on-chip data conversion is between 5mW and 42mW. The first anticipated implementation of a FPA using this ROIC is an upgrade to the MDA interceptor, Standard Missile 3.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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