High Quantum Efficiency Type II SLS FPAs for Space-Based Applications

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$337,500.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX14CP17C
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
105003
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.04
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TX, Richardson, TX, 75081-2401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
964989201
Principal Investigator:
PaulPinsukanjana
Principal Investigator
(972) 814-6050
pinsu@intelliepi.com
Business Contact:
PaulPinsukanjana
General Manager
(972) 234-0068
pinsu@intelliepi.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
This Phase II SBIR proposes to develop high quantum efficiency (QE) and low dark current infrared epitaxy materials based on Type II Strained Layer Superlattice (SLS) for space-based sensor applications. The epi materials will be grown with Sb-capable multi-wafer production Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) reactor at IntelliEPI. The initial goal includes achieving QE of at least 50% with MWIR spectral wavelength band in the 2.5 to 12 um, and possibly beyond. The SLS detector design will be done in collaboration with Dr. Sarath Gunapla's infrared device group at JPL to ensure that the effort addresses NASA needs. Advanced structure design incorporating barriers will be used to reduce dark current. If successful, a Focal Plane Array may be fabricated during Phase II.

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