Silicon Nanowire Phototransistor (SNAP) Imager

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,617.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W909MY-11-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-081-1454
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-081
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann
Senior Scientist
(781) 935-1200
merdtmann@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Amanda Contardo
Administrative Assistant
(781) 935-1200
acontardo@agiltron.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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