High Speed Infrared Sensor for Jitter Correction

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7506
Agency Tracking Number: B103-005-0260
Amount: $99,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA10-005
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B, Ventura, CA, -
DUNS: 145925520
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Michael MacDougal
 Vice President
 (805) 642-4645
Business Contact
 John Baumann
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (805) 642-4645
Email: baumann@aeriusphotonics.com
Research Institution
For laser tracking applications, a sensor with a high frame rate and sensitivity to infrared wavelengths is required. Aerius proposes to make a 256x256 sensor with a frame rate of 10 kHz. The sensor will include a detector array made from InGaAs so that it is sensitive to wavelengths from 800 nm 1700 nm. The full receiver (sensor and interface electronics) will provide location and amplitude data on the laser beam of interest. Aerius"proposed sensor is also scalable to 512x512 in future versions but still using the same core developed for the 256x256. This 512x512 sensor would also have a frame rate of 10 kHz, but it would only output the data of interest rather than the whole array. The receiver developed during Phase II will provide location data to the control system in order to control the steering mirrors. In Phase I, Aerius will demonstrate high frame rates on a 128x128 sensor.

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