MEMS based thermopile infrared detector array for chemical and biological sensing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$384,013.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911NF-13-C-0007
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5063
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10a-T004
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Small Business Information
New Jersey Microsystems, Inc.
211 Warren Street, Newark, NJ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
015141455
Principal Investigator:
William Carr
CEO
(973) 297-1450
carr@jerseymicro.com
Business Contact:
William Carr
CEO
(973) 297-1450
carr@jerseymicro.com
Research Institution:
North Carolina State University
Stephanie Saunders
2701 Sullivan Drive, Suite 240
Raleigh, NC, 27695-
(919) 519-2444
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
New Jersey Microsystems, Inc proposes to develop an economical thermopile array with sensitivity maximum in the long wave infrared region (LWIR). Current infrared detectors are too expensive to be widely deployed in large numbers. The proposed MEMS technology is simpler, more manufacturable, and therefore less expensive than existing bolometers and ferroelectric devices based on rare earth and non-silicon materials. The NJM thermopile detector is designed with D* sensitivity equal to or greater than the existing commercializations . The thermopile array is optimized with a detection time constant of 35 milliseconds permitting fast-scan response to airborne contaminates.

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