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High Performance Point Source LEDs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-06-C-0166
Agency Tracking Number: B041-030-1263
Amount: $749,818.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-030
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-09-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-09-06
Small Business Information
7100 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 300, College Park, MD, 20740
DUNS: 837268481
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Lawler
 (301) 699-1024
Business Contact
 John Lawler
Title: President
Phone: (301) 699-1024
Research Institution
This project addresses the need for high performance IR LEDs for scene generation in hardware-in-the-loop facilities and for the in situ calibration of IR optics in seekers and reconnaissance satellites. The Ioffe Institute has developed leading technologies to produce LEDs with high output, low operating voltage, and low thermal resistance. These solid-state devices are capable of simulating high temperature point sources. ATEC has licensed these novel LED technologies. During Phase II, the Ioffe Institute’s LED technology will be transferred to the US, via a collaboration of ATEC, a US university, and a US epitaxial wafer fabricator. Our goal is to demonstrate higher power LEDs (> 1.5 mW CW power) and, therefore, higher simulated temperature, by adapting the existing design to include more transparent substrates and to suppress Auger recombination by the intelligent design of active regions. Effective simulated temperatures in the 2000 – 3000 K are expected from these enhancements. Besides the efforts to improve the performance of the individual IR LEDs, an array of the LEDs will be fabricated to demonstrate their utility in scene generation.

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