Broad Spectral Range Detectors for Vis/SWIR Focal Plane Arrays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-08-C-7806
Agency Tracking Number: B073-001-0338
Amount: $99,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-001
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
4160 Market St., Suite 6, Ventura, CA, 93003
DUNS: 145925520
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Michael MacDougal
 (805) 642-4645
Business Contact
 Jonathan Geske
Title: President
Phone: (805) 642-4645
Research Institution
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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