1Kx1K Longwave Infrared SLS FPA - Development and Cost Model

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-11-C-7589
Agency Tracking Number:
B103-009-0248
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA10-009
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
QmagiQ, LLC
22 Cotton Road, Unit H, Suite 180, Nashua, NH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168454770
Principal Investigator:
Mani Sundaram
CEO&President
(603) 821-3092
msundaram@qmagiq.com
Business Contact:
Axel Reisinger
CTO
(603) 821-3092
areisinger@qmagiq.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
We propose to develop a large-format 1Kx1K longwave infrared focal plane array (FPA) from Type-II InAs/(In)GaSb strained layer superlattice (SLS) photodiodes. In Phase I, we will develop small pixels with the goals of ~ 10 micron cutoff wavelength, quantum efficiency>60%, and dark current density<1e-5 A/cm^2 at 77K in a backside-illuminated FPA configuration. These metrics will be measured as a function of pixel size for different passivation schemes. Phase II will apply these developments to realize a 1Kx1K FPA. We will also develop a cost and yield model in Phase II and refine it with actual data in order to be able to predict the cost/pixel for SLS FPAs as a function of volume - a key metric for the commercial viability of both SLS technology and the horizontal business model for FPA manufacturing.

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