Real Time Adaptable ROIC for improved Power and Performance Optimization in Imager Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-11-C-0044
Agency Tracking Number: A111-037-0358
Amount: $99,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-037
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
3916 Sepulveda Blvd. #108, Culver City, CA, -
DUNS: 831566877
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Denis Zelenin
 (310) 428-3164
Business Contact
 Dalius Baranauskas
Title: CEO
Phone: (310) 940-3083
Research Institution
Remote fielding of Low Light, Near IR and Short Wave IR (N/SW-IR) focal plane arrays (FPAs) requires Readout Integrated Circuits (ROICs) that may dynamically adapt their performance parameters to meet the needs of the situation at the lowest possible power consumption. Pacific Microchip Corp. proposes to design a ROIC capable to accommodate up to 2048 x 2048 pixel, 5 to 25m pitch FPAs with charge and voltage domain P/N as well as N/P detectors. The proposed ROIC will include a number of dynamically adaptable parameters and features: sampling and frame rate, binning and windowing at pixel level, anti-blooming, bi-directional skimming, dynamic range that will permit the imaging system to self-adjust in order to meet the specific operational needs with the lowest possible level of power consumption. A novel power efficient data serializer will be implemented to simplify data interfacing. A unique ROIC topology will permit combining four focal planes to build a 16M pixel imager panel. During Phase I, a simulation model, the preliminary ROIC"s design and in silico proof of the concept will be provided. Phase II will result in the ROIC"s prototype ready for production on 300mm CMOS wafers and its commercialization in Phase III.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government