High Performance Nanopillar Optical Antenna Avalanche Detector Operating at 1.06um

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