SiGe Digital Imaging Sensors for Night Vision Goggles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-6884
Agency Tracking Number: F081-007-1314
Amount: $99,907.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF081-007
Solitcitation Number: 2008.1
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
 Director of Sensor Technologies
 (781) 935-1200
Business Contact
 Lisa Lamenzo
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Research Institution
In this project, Agiltron and RTI International propose a SiGe digital imaging sensor to replace the image intensifier tube in night vision goggles. The SiGe digitial imaging sensor will satisfy all modern warfighter requirements, including reductions in size, weight, power consumption, and cost; digitization of the output image; spectral coverage of both the visible and shortwave infrared (SWIR) bands; higher sensitivity; and higher resolution. The SiGe digital imaging sensor consists of a Si-based CMOS imaging sensor with monolithically integrated SiGe photodiodes to extend the cutoff wavelength deep into the SWIR. By introducing SWIR capability to the mature CMOS imaging technology, we uniquely exploit the advantages each technology offers to realize a digital imaging sensor for night vision applications with unprecedented functionality and low cost.

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