Advanced Passive and Active Sensors for Discrimination Seekers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-11-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1644
Amount: $999,915.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-T004
Solicitation Number: 2008.B
Small Business Information
Nu-Trek
17150 Via Del Campo, Suite 202, San Diego, CA, -
DUNS: 100328348
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rob Gregoire
 Senior Engineer
 (406) 624-6720
 rob.gregoire@nu-trek.com
Business Contact
 Kristen Zeimantz
Title: Manager, Finance and Administration
Phone: (858) 487-2172
Email: kristen.zeimantz@nu-trek.com
Research Institution
 Arizona State University
 Bert Vermeir
 P.O. Box 875001
Tempe,, AZ, 85287-
 (480) 727-8067
 Nonprofit college or university
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.

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