Development of Radiation Hardened Type II SLS for Smart IR FPA for Space Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-10-C-7354
Agency Tracking Number: B093-014-0169
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA09-014
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
1250 E. Collins Blvd., Richardson, TX, 75081
DUNS: 059803945
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Pinsukanjana
 VP of Tech./Bus Dev.
 (972) 234-0068
Business Contact
 Yung-Chung Kao
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (972) 234-0068
Research Institution
This Phase I SBIR effort will develop low dark-current and high radiation-hardness infrared detector technology based on unipolar barrier structure Type II strained-layer superlattices. The design architectures and process technologies developed to minimize dark current are expected to enhance device performance, especially in the presence of the degradation mechanisms anticipated in a hostile radiation environment. The rad-hard SLS design efforts will be done by leading experts at the University of New Mexico (UNM) and Raytheon Vision Systems (RVS). The advanced Sb-based SLS MBE will be done by IntelliEPI using proprietary in-situ tools to characterize and optimize the growth. Device fabrication and testing will be done by UNM and RVS, with radiation exposure performed by Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force base.

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