Monolithic SiGe SWIR Imaging Cameras

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-08-C-P605
Agency Tracking Number: A072-119-2834
Amount: $69,908.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-119
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Erdtmann
 Sr. Scientist
 (781) 935-1200
Business Contact
 Mary Davoli
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Research Institution
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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