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
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-12-C-7188
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
B12A-003-0025
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-T003
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Small Business Information
QmagiQ, LLC (Currently QmagiQ)
22 Cotton Road, Unit H, Suite 180, Nashua, NH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
168454770
Principal Investigator:
Mani Sundaram
CEO
(603) 821-3092
msundaram@qmagiq.com
Business Contact:
Axel Reisinger
CTO
(603) 821-3092
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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