High Speed Focal Plane Array (FPA) for Vibrometer, Laser Radar (LADAR), and Coherent Optical Detection Sensor Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$399,693.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W909MY-11-C-0017
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4457
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-091
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B, Suite B, Ventura, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
145925520
Principal Investigator:
LLoyd Linder
Program Manager
(805) 642-4645
linder@aeriusphotonics.com
Business Contact:
John Baumann
Chief Financial Officer
(805) 642-4645
baumann@aeriusphotonics.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Aerius Photonics proposes to develop a high speed, high sensitivity focal plane array (FPA) assembly consisting of a low noise InGaAs photodiode array and a fast readout integrated circuit (ROIC). The FPA will be integrated into a laser vibrometer system and used for the detection of landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). In Phase II of the program, Aerius will focus on the design, fabrication and characterization of a FPA demonstration vehicle that will address the technical risks that affect the implementation of a full array. Aerius will work with its industry and government partners to test the assembled FPA at individual test facilities characterizing its optical and electrical performance. Testing of the FPA will demonstrate the applicability of this concept to laser vibrometer applications. The developed technology has applications in military, medical, and civilian markets. The technology can be used to remotely detect a human"s vital signs, as well as provide stand-off analysis of suicide bombers, as well as buried object detection.

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