Advanced Infrared Focal Plane Arrays with Strained Layer Superlattice Detectors on Digital-Pixel Readout Integrated Circuits

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7188
Agency Tracking Number: B12A-003-0025
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: MDA12-T003
Solitcitation Number: 2012.A
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
 CEO
 (603) 821-3092
 msundaram@qmagiq.com
Business Contact
 Axel Reisinger
Title: CTO
Phone: (603) 821-3092
Email: areisinger@qmagiq.com
Research Institution
 MIT - Lincoln Laboratory
 Megan Blackwell
 244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA, 02420-9108
 (781) 981-1602
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
We propose to combine QmagiQ's strained layer superlattice (SLS) sensor technology with MIT Lincoln Laboratory's novel digital pixel readout integrated circuit (DROIC) to realize an advanced longwave infrared digital focal plane array (DFPA) with high quantum efficiency, dynamic range, and operating temperature. In Phase I, we will develop the SLS DFPA. In Phase II, we will optimize the DFPA, integrate it into a full-fledged surveillance system, and test it in the field. It's field performance will be directly compared to an identical system with a mercury cadmium telluride FPA.

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