High Performance Nanopillar Optical Antenna Avalanche Detector Operating at 1.06um

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-14-C-7011
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1969
Amount: $974,668.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA12-014
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-09-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-09-15
Small Business Information
21W625 Huntington Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137-
DUNS: 796693047
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ryan Ahern
 Managing Partner
 (630) 390-0350
 ryan.ahern@illinois-applied-research.com
Business Contact
 Ryan Ahern
Title: Managing Partner
Phone: (630) 390-0350
Email: ryan.ahern@illinois-applied-research.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
In this Phase II SBIR program, Illinois Applied Research Associates will design, manufacture, and test a 1.06 um optimized Linear Mode (LM) avalanche photodiode (APD) array. The array will be electrically and optically characterized and will be tested for environmental and application constraints for integration into terrestrial and space based applications. The ability to operate in linear mode is a significant advancement over Geiger mode APDs due to the reduced complexity and bias circuitry required to support those devices. Additionally, greatly reduced pixel pitch aids in enhancements to the image resolution. This proposed innovation improves on the development of compact, multi-spectral imagers. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-7739 (18 March 14).

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