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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$399,693.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W909MY-11-C-0017
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4457
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-091
Small Business Information
Aerius Photonics, LLC
2223 Eastman Ave., Suite B, Suite B, Ventura, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
145925520
Principal Investigator
 LLoyd Linder
 Program Manager
 (805) 642-4645
 linder@aeriusphotonics.com
Business Contact
 John Baumann
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (805) 642-4645
Email: baumann@aeriusphotonics.com
Research Institution
 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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