SiGe Digital Imaging Sensors for Night Vision Goggles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,907.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-08-M-6884
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-007-1314
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF081-007
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
AGILTRON CORP.
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Erdtmann
Director of Sensor Technologies
(781) 935-1200
MErdtmann@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Lisa Lamenzo
Contract Administrator
(781) 935-1200
LLamenzo@agiltron.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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