Broad Spectral Range Detectors for Vis/SWIR Focal Plane Arrays

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,991.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-08-C-7806
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-001-0338
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA07-001
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Small Business Information
AERIUS PHOTONICS, LLC.
4160 Market St., Suite 6, Ventura, CA, 93003
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
145925520
Principal Investigator:
Michael MacDougal
Vice-President
(805) 642-4645
macdougal@aeriusphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Jonathan Geske
President
(805) 642-4645
geske@aeriusphotonics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Aerius proposes to build detectors with low dark current and a cutoff wavelength of 3.0 um, using InP-based detectors. These detectors do not suffer from the same problems conventional "extended-wavelength" suffer, such as high dark current, low quantum efficiency, and limited spectral range. Aerius proposes to achieve, high quality, high uniformity extended short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) detectors that can also be sensitive to short wavelengths in the visible. Realizing this material would extend the capabilities of satellites and kill vehicles by detecting both reflected light and thermally generated wavelengths in one detector, reducing the cost and mass of detector deployment.

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