Curved Sensor for Vision Systems (CSVS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-13-C-6377
Agency Tracking Number: F112-017-1168
Amount: $749,935.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: AF112-017
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
421 Pine Avenue, Goleta, CA, -
DUNS: 791162337
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gang Yu
 Chief Technical Officer
 (805) 722-1131
Business Contact
 Julia Huffman
Title: Accounting&Business Man
Phone: (805) 233-7548
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: This SBIR program aims to demonstrate a curved sensor array for a vision system (CSVS) capable of being integrated into small form factor. CBRITE"s approach to such a camera system is an active-matrix image array on curved substrate. The active-matrix array will consist of a metal oxide thin film transistor array on curved substrates upon which a polymer based broadband photo-detector will be incorporated. A state-of-the-art laser lithography tool will be employed for photoresist exposure patterning on a curved substrate. A detectivity D* of larger than 1012 cmHz1/2/W has been targeted for this system. BENEFIT: There is broad potential for commercial applications in the development of such large FOV image sensors; for example the vehicles that are automated or self-driving need large FOV image sensors for their sensing units in order to provide comparable FOV to the human eye. Also broad-band, large view cameras and sensors are utilized for general vehicles driving in foggy or rainy environments. Driving aid devices for dark, foggy or rainy situations are already integrated into high-end cars, but this program will develop low cost devices with the potential for including these features in cars for the entire car industry.

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