FPA and Camera Based on Dualband Infrared SLS Photodiodes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-11-C-0042
Agency Tracking Number: N101-012-1858
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-012
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
QmagiQ, LLC
22 Cotton Road, Unit H, Suite 180, Nashua, NH, -
DUNS: 168454770
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mani Sundaram
 President
 (603) 821-3092
 msundaram@qmagiq.com
Business Contact
 Axel Reisinger
Title: CTO
Phone: (603) 821-3092
Email: areisinger@qmagiq.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
In Phase I, we developed a novel infrared photodiode based on Type-II InAs/GaSb strained layer superlattices (SLS) which demonstrated pingpong dualband action, wherein the spectral response of the diode was switched between midwave (~ 5 micron cutoff) and longwave (~ 10 micron cutoff) infrared by the polarity of the voltage bias applied across it. In Phase II, we will improve quantum efficiency in each band, fabricate 320x256 focal plane arrays with high array uniformity and pixel operability, and integrate and deliver a compact portable camera with two pluggable sensor cartridges. This plug-and-play camera will enable the Navy to test this new dualband sensor technology in the field.

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