MEMS based thermopile infrared detector array for chemical and biological sensing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$384,013.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
W911NF-13-C-0007
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2013
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5063
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10a-T004
Small Business Information
New Jersey Microsystems, Inc.
211 Warren Street, Newark, NJ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
015141455
Principal Investigator
 William Carr
 CEO
 (973) 297-1450
 carr@jerseymicro.com
Business Contact
 William Carr
Title: CEO
Phone: (973) 297-1450
Email: 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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