Four-Color Imager Based on Si-Ge

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-A009
Agency Tracking Number: A102-083-1531
Amount: $69,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-083
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
15 Presidential Way, Woburn, MA, -
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Pierre-Yves Emelie
 Semiconductor Scientist
 (781) 935-1200
Business Contact
 Amanda Contardo
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Research Institution
In this program, Agiltron, Inc. and RTI International propose a four-color sensor based on SiGe alloys. The sensor will provide sequential detection in the UV, visible, near infrared (NIR), and mid-wave infrared (MWIR) bands. The sensor is composed of a stack of photodiodes sensitive to different bands of radiation to achieve broadband detection. The photodiodes are activated sequentially by implementing a novel voltage-tuning scheme. Our goal is to develop the first single UV/Vis/NIR/MWIR integrated sensor to cover the whole range of threats faced by Army rotary wing platforms. As a technical demonstration, we will deliver a four-color 320 256 imaging sensor sensitive to all four wavebands.

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