Broadband long wavelength large format focal plane array sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$96,087.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-11-C-0077
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-009-1404
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-009
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
1808 E. 17th St, Tucson, AZ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
063287890
Principal Investigator:
Ken Salvestrini
Engineering Manager
(520) 622-7074
ken@irlabs.com
Business Contact:
David Dozor
CEO
(520) 622-7074
cburnes@irlabs.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to use the proprietary knowledge of readout integrated circuit (ROIC) design gained through our past 20+ years of experience to investigate, research and design a dedicated readout architecture optimized for the high performance C-QWIP PDAs developed by the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and its partner. These high performance C-QWIP PDAs have demonstrated good results in high speed, high resolution long wavelength infrared (LWIR) imaging applications. This research will result in a state-of-the art ROIC architecture which will fully realize the potential performance of these PDAs, thereby creating an advanced C-QWIP Based Focal Plane Array (FPA). Some immediate applications for these FPAs include manned and unmanned aerial reconnaissance under obscurants and poor weather conditions, identifying targets at the maximum range of future weapons, discriminating between: military and civilian targets, live and decoy systems, operational and non-operational systems, etc. The broadband C-QWIP FPAs are also capable of hyperspectral imaging for chem/bio detection, which improves the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) capability of the Army helicopters in general, allowing rapid detection, location, assessment, and identification of enemy dismounted soldiers.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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