A High Resolution, Ultra High Frame Rate Visible Light Imager for High Speed Digital Photography

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,141.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DATM05-02-C-0040
Agency Tracking Number:
A012-2317
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3D-Ic, Inc.
11 Ward Street, Suite 400, Somerville, MA, 02143
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
002227291
Principal Investigator:
Lisa McIlrath
President & CEO
(617) 661-2905
lisa_mcilrath@3d-ic.com
Business Contact:
Lisa McIlrath
President & CEO
(617) 661-2905
lisa_mcilrath@3d-ic.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"3D-IC proposes to develop design specifications for a 12 megapixel 1000 frame / second digital output imager. The proposed design will be based on using a monolithic substrate for the photosensor array that is engineered to achieve high quantum efficiencyand good spectral response in visible light. The company proposes to investigate adaptation of its proprietary pixel-parallel processor core architecture to enable the required high bandwidth data read out in this Phase I study. It will also investigaterequirements for the interface camera and propose a suitable camera system architecture. High speed photographic systems are used for many purposes, including ballistics testing, industrial inspection, security, law enforcement, and medical applications.Market research in the domain of high-end imaging applications shows that the demand for these products will exceed $200M/year by 2004 in unit sensor costs. Digital imaging techniques, will significantly improve the quality of high speed photography. Theywill allow faster, more automated analysis of the available information, and will eliminate the cost and time needed to process film."

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