Near-IR Enhanced CMOS Sensor for LADAR Imaging

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-08-C-0094
Agency Tracking Number: B073-032-0355
Amount: $99,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-032
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC.
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
DUNS: 073804411
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Myers
 Senior Scientist
 (617) 668-6821
 RMyers@RMDInc.com
Business Contact
 Nancy Marshall
Title: Contracts Administration Manager
Phone: (617) 668-6810
Email: NMarshall@RMDInc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD), in collaboration with Harvard University and Raytheon, proposes to develop a silicon-based focal plane array with single-photon responsivity at 1064-nm, with the goal of creating next-generation LADAR receivers. This Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed idea by improving the near-infrared (NIR) single photon efficiency of RMD’s existing CMOS Geiger photodiodes (GPDs) pixels, and presenting a clear path for achieving a detection efficiency performance approaching that of InGaAs GPDs. The enhanced array will be able to operate with the same low noise characteristics of standard silicon GPD devices without the need for additional cooling. Integration with LADAR readout integrated circuits presently under development will be possible. Future systems will have the capability of utilizing on-focal plane integrated circuits fabricated with a single, low-cost CMOS process.

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