Super Sensitive Solid-State Detector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18005
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2020 Alameda Padre Serra,, Suite 123, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Roger Stettner, Phd
 (805) 966-3331
Business Contact
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Research Institution
Phase I will develop a breakthrough in a Infrared (IR) detector, called the Super Sensitive Solid-State Infrared Detector because it: does not require indium bumping readout technology; can detect individual IR photons between 2 and 24 micrometers; is insensitive to gamma rays; has very low dark current; and has a large dynamic range from the lowest possible flux to 10E14 photons/cm2-sec. The Super Sensitive Solid-State Detector's outstanding performance results from a unique multi-layered silicon structure. Military and commercial uses are far reaching: it will improve the performance of all passive low-background acquisition and tracking infrared systems by more than an order of magnitude, and/or reduce the cost of these systems. Commercially, devices using infrared detectors can be dramatically increased in sensitivity. Cost of these systems, for exapmle those using Co2 lasers, can be reduced because of lower power requirements.

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