Silicon Nanowire Phototransistor (SNAP) Imager

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-11-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number: A102-081-1454
Amount: $69,617.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-081
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, -
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Erdtmann
 Senior Scientist
 (781) 935-1200
 merdtmann@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Amanda Contardo
Title: Administrative Assistant
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: acontardo@agiltron.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Agiltron, in partnership with the University of CaliforniaSan Diego (UCSD), will develop the Silicon Nanowire Phototransistor (SNAP) Imager, a silicon-based imager with unprecedented capability for low light level imaging. The unique nanoscale architecture of the fully CMOS-compatible silicon nanowire phototransistor creates colossal internal gain at biases on the order of one volt, a level of performance that is unprecedented in a solid state imager. When monolithically integrated with CMOS readout integrated circuitry (ROIC) at the pixel level, a highly compact, solid state, low light level imager with uncooled operation and performance equivalent to a Gen-3 image intensifier tube will be realized, making it ideally suited for helmet- or eyeglass-mounted operation.

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