Integrated Three Color Sensor for Simultaneous Fusion

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20467
Amount: $49,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Device Technology,
3 Budway, Unit 29, Nashua, NH, 03063
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Peter J. Kannam
 (603) 886-4943
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Research Institution
We propose to develop a Three Color HgCdTe Focal Plane Array with Built-In Image Fusion. The innovative features are: The detection of SWIR (.7-1.5um), MWIR (3-5um) and LWIR (8-13um) signals takes place in the same pixel. (Co-Located Pixel) Advanced CMOS readout circuitry is incorporated in the focal plane array to perform the signal processing of the three waveband signals in a simultaneous fashion. The design readily gives the capability for Image Fusion of the three colors. Multiple layers of HgCdTe material growth by OMVPE method is described. Detailed fabrication steps to achieve pixel co-location are shown. Advanced MUX design for triple band focal plane array is described. The proposed method is such that the cross talks between the three wavebands and the adjacent diodes are completely eliminated. During Phase I, preliminary experiments will be conducted to grow three color HgCdTe films. The fabrication method to achieve co-located array will be eliminated. During Phase II, 128x128 Element Staring Array with readout circuit will be fabricated and tested.

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