Selenium Coated CMOS Image Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28373
Amount: $60,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Adept Ic Design
503 Vista Belle, Suite 13a, Oceanside, CA, 92057
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eugene Atlas
 (619) 754-0188
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to develop sensor technology capable of high resolution imaging of electromagnetic radiation in the energy spectrum spanning the ultraviolet to x-rays. Phase I calls for the fabrication of small scale image sensors. These sensors are fabricated from CMOS arrays, coated with selenium and then a conductive electrode. These sensors will undergo testing and performance evaluation for both x-ray and ultraviolet imaging. Phase II calls for the selenium coated CMOS arrays to be scaled up to meet requirements for a full-field, high resolution x-ray detector for digital mammography. In addition, the image sensors will be developed for the dual-use application of ultraviolet imaging. The sensor technology has dual-use applications for both BMDO and commercial applications. The BMDO application concerns an ultraviolet sensor array for detection of missile plumes. The commercial application concerns a digital x-ray mammography imager. Adept Design has been working extensively with ThermoTrex Corporation on the sensor development. The phase III commercialization plan involves production and marketing of the digital x-ray mammography imagers through the LORAD Division of ThermoTrex and for the dual-use application of ultraviolet sensors for missile plume detection.

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