Low Cost Lead Salt Mid-IR Imager

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-02-M-0025
Agency Tracking Number: N01-132-02
Amount: $69,967.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
20 Arbor Lane, Winchester, MA, 01890
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lei Zhang
 Director of R&D
 (781) 933-0513
 lzhang@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Jing Zhao
Title: President
Phone: (781) 933-0513
Email: jingzhao@mediaone.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"Agiltron proposes a revolutionary approach to Mid-IR imager intrinsically having advantages in sensitivity, energy efficiency, reliability, and cost as compared with the competitive approaches. The innovation is based on pixel-level integration ofmicro-machined PbSe-Au interferometer that directly converts IR image into visible image providing unprecedented opportunity to produce affordable Mid-IR imager of drastically reduced cost. The design incorporates optical read-out, which eliminates thedrawback of electronic means that inevitably introduce additional signal loss due to thermal contact made to the detector element. Moreover, the design is simple, compact, lightweight, low power consumption, rugged, and long operating life. Prototypedevice will be fabricated to demonstrate functionality in Phase I. We anticipate demonstrating leading edge performance in this program. Success in the Phase I effort will identify a viable manufacturing route for low cost solid-state imagers. Thesedevices have a wide range of "dual use" applications, from various DoD's battlefield applications to commercial applications of fire fighting, law enforcement, industrial control, and driver's aid."

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