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"Night Glow" Short Wave Infrared LED (NSLED) Image Projector Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-14-C-0174
Agency Tracking Number: F131-098-1555
Amount: $1,393,120.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-098
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-09-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-11
Small Business Information
12 Longacre Court, Hockessin, DE, 19707
DUNS: 791457802
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rodney McGee
 Research Engineer
 (302) 542-6548
Business Contact
 Fouad Kiamilev
Title: President
Phone: (302) 494-6220
Research Institution
ABSTRACT:We propose to develop and demonstrate component technologies, interfaces, and software necessary to build a prototype Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) projection system with high dynamic range and fast frame rates. More specifically, final hardware deliverables for this project include three (3) tested hybrid modules that integrate a 1024x1024 24-micron pitch SWIR LED emitter array with a matching 1024x1024 CMOS RIIC chip. These hybrids will provide laboratory capability to stimulate prototype or imaging SWIR sensors, thus enabling urgently needed development of SWIR sensor capability. Our emitter technology is based on GaInAsSb quaternary semiconductor LED arrays hybridized to CMOS read-in integrated circuits (RIIC).BENEFIT:Infrared LED (IRLED) arrays represent a potentially game changing technology for presenting infrared images in sensor ground test environments offering high frame rate and high temperature simulation, while achieving superior manufacturing yield and uniformity than competing resistor array technology. The proposed work offers a significant opportunity for achieving near-term breakthrough results in making effective IRLED scene projectors by developing areas of IRLED technology that have not been previously addressed.

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