High Performance Point Source LEDs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: FA8651-04-C-0396
Agency Tracking Number: B041-030-1263
Amount: $99,651.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-030
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
387 Technology Drive, College Park, MD, 20742
DUNS: 837268481
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John McKillop
 (301) 403-2086
Business Contact
 John McKillop
Title: CEO
Phone: (301) 403-2086
Email: j.mckillop@atec-ahx.com
Research Institution
Long standing relationships with the Ioffe Institute have allowed ATEC to license novel LED technologies developed by Matveev and co-workers, including InGaAs LEDs that emit in the 3 to 5 um region and Negative Luminescence devices that are capable of simulating objects at temperatures below ambient. The goal of the proposed work is to adapt a high efficiency optically pumped GaAs LED stucture developed by Matveev and co-workers to demonstrate InGaAs LED point sources that operate in the 3 to 5 um region. These devices will provide both positive and negative luminescence output and extremely fast modulation speeds. Effective source radiation temperatures in excess of 600 degrees C and modulation speeds of up to 10 MHz are expected from these devices. Phase I will concentrate on demonstration of the device concept. Fabrication services will be provided by the Ioffe Institute, with technical consulting provided to ATEC by Matveev and co-workers. This approach, coupled with the use of a proven device architecture, substantially moderates the technical risk normally associated with development of new electro-optic devices in a small business environment. Phase II will focus on completion of prototype development and transfer of design and manufacturing responsibility to a US manufacturing partner, identified during Phase I.

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