Monolithic SiGe SWIR Imaging Cameras

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,908.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-08-C-P605
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-119-2834
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AGILTRON CORP.
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann
Sr. Scientist
(781) 935-1200
Merdtmann@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Mary Davoli
Contract Administrator
(781) 935-1200
maryanne@agiltron.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this project, Agiltron and RTI International propose to demonstrate low-cost, low-power, man-portable megapixel SiGe SWIR imaging cameras as a vehicle to replace more costly InGaAs imaging cameras. In Phase I, superlattices of Ge quantum dots or strained SiGe layers will be investigated for their detection performance in the SWIR band. In Phase II, leveraging the colossal investments made in the Si CMOS microelectronics industry, Agiltron and RTI will transition the proposed SiGe technology to fabricate two-dimensional FPAs with SiGe photosensitive areas monolithically integrated with Si CMOS ROIC, thus eliminating the hybrid approach of conventional InGaAs FPAs. The SiGe FPAs will be packaged into fully functional imaging cameras using Agiltron's proficiency in optoelectronic module design, assembly, and manufacturing. The SiGe SWIR imaging cameras produced under this project will possess unprecedented price/performance metrics, and the low cost will enable widespread adoption by the military and commercial markets and open up new, disruptive markets.

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