High Performance Nanopillar Optical Antenna Avalanche Detector Operating at 1.06um

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$149,732.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-13-C-7331
Agency Tracking Number:
B122-014-0551
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-014
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Illinois Applied Research Associates LLC
21W625 Huntington Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
796693047
Principal Investigator:
Ryan Ahern
Managing Partner
(630) 390-0350
ryan.ahern@illinois-applied-research.com
Business Contact:
Ryan Ahern
Managing Partnet
(630) 390-0350
ryan.ahern@illinois-applied-research.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Three dimensional (3D) imaging and single-wavelength active sensors are very effective for distinguishing moving targets, such as missiles, from decoys and for cutting through natural clutter and thermal noise. For systems equipped with ALS to accurately acquire, track and point moving objects, extremely sensitive detectors are required to be able to provide the bandwidth and resolution necessary. This proposal investigates a novel platform for high sensitivity, high bandwidth, low noise detector arrays in the 1 & #956;m wavelength realm. The detector platform is based on the Nanopillar Optical Antenna Avalanche Detector (NOAAD) technology such that both plasmonically enhanced absorption and enhanced avalanche multiplication is engineered within a semiconductor nanopillar.

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