AlGaN based detectors for Solar Blind Focal Plane Arrays

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,923.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N10PC20063
Award Id:
96726
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB3-0191
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 09-011
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1801 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60201
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
129503988
Principal Investigator:
RyanMcClintock
Technical Director
(847) 491-7208
rmcclin@gmail.com
Business Contact:
ManijehRazeghi
President
(847) 491-7208
razeghi@eecs.northwestern.edu
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The overall objective of the proposed project is to develop the feasibility of large format solar-blind focal plane arrays (FPAs) based on wide band-gap III-Nitride based optoelectronic sensor elements hybridized to silicon based read-out integrated circuits (ROICs). MP Technologies and the proposed subcontractor (the Center for Quantum Devices at Northwestern University) have already demonstrated themselves in the areas of III-Nitride optoelectronic devices and III-V semiconductor based focal plane arrays. The goal of Phase I is to take our existing AlGaN based detector capabilities and pursue necessary improvements in order to target a mega-pixel FPA compatible pixel size of between 5 to 25 micron. Extensive evaluation of commercially available read-out integrated circuits (ROICs) for use with III-Nitride solar-blind imaging will also be performed in order to develop a detector designs compatible with the ROIC specifications. This will then be used to predict the performance of any large-format camera that will be demonstrated in Phase II.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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