Wafer-level Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Micro-Camera

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W15P7T-12-C-5008
Agency Tracking Number: D113-002-0033
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2011
Solitcitation Topic Code: SB113-002
Solitcitation Number: 2011.3
Small Business Information
Princeton Lightwave, Inc.
2555 Route 130 South, Suite 1, Cranbury, NJ, -
Duns: 170161595
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Owens
 Senior Staff Engineer
 (609) 495-2578
 mowens@princetonlightwave.com
Business Contact
 Sabbir Rangwala
Title: Vice President, Product Development
Phone: (609) 495-2554
Email: srangwala@princetonlightwave.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) imaging has significant advantages over image intensifiers for low light level applications. Although the low light level performance with SWIR imagers has moved towards parity with image intensifiers, widespread deployment has not been possible because of severe SWaP and cost hurdles. We lay out the technological and manufacturing imperatives required to maintain high performance levels, and make significant advances towards SWaP and cost reductions. These imperatives are broken out into technical objectives spanning Phase I, II and III of an SBIR program. Phase I will focus on using NVESD models to set targets for different aspects of sensor design (pitch, noise, optics, etc.). We will also develop approaches for achieving detector targets for noise and resolution. Reduction of detector fabrication costs through use of 6 InP wafer processing will be assessed. Thermo-mechanical models of encapsulant packaging materials will be developed

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