MEMS based thermopile infrared detector array for chemical and biological sensing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-13-C-0007
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5063
Amount: $384,013.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10a-T004
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
211 Warren Street, Newark, NJ, -
DUNS: 015141455
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Carr
 (973) 297-1450
Business Contact
 William Carr
Title: CEO
Phone: (973) 297-1450
Research Institution
 North Carolina State University
 Stephanie Saunders
 2701 Sullivan Drive, Suite 240
Raleigh, NC, 27695-
 (919) 519-2444
 Nonprofit college or university
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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