Corrugated Quantum Well Infrared ROIC technology (CROIC)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-11-C-0096
Agency Tracking Number: A111-009-1474
Amount: $148,857.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-009
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
Cyan Systems
5385 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA, CA, -
DUNS: 16-720-20
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Caulfield
 Chief Scientist
 (805) 453-0582
 john@cyan-systems.com
Business Contact
 John Caulfield
Title: Chief Scientist
Phone: (805) 453-0582
Email: john@cyan-systems.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The Corrugated Quantum Well Infrared ROIC (CROIC) FPA is the centerpiece for a potentially revolutionary technical break-through required in the successful development of Broadband C-QWIP sensors with FPA format of greater than 2000 x 2000 pixels. The Corrugated Quantum Well Infrared Rios"s innovative design will allow breakthroughs to high sensitivity C-QWIP detectors with adaptive/precision dynamic range control and novel noise reduction circuits. Figure 1 illustrates the ROIC Circuit which provides adaptive charge skimming, enhanced dynamic range, subframe averaging noise reduction, and shorted pixel mitigation for C-QWIP Detectors.Cyans CROIC architecture allows high voltage detector biasing so the C-QWIPS detectors can reach peak responsivity. The CROIC will be designed to support single color P on N or N on P polarity detectors and also support dual band C-QWIP arrays thanks to a unique high bias capable dual polarity input circuit.

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