Near Infrared Streak Tube Development

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$725,655.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15P7T-05-C-P002
Award Id:
68202
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0532
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 6024, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
082191198
Principal Investigator:
Gregory Fetzer
Deputy Division Director
(520) 571-8660
gfetzer@arete.com
Business Contact:
Patrick Manzo
Vice President
(520) 571-8660
pmanzo@arete.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The Streak Tube Imaging LIDAR (STIL) combines streak tube and CCD imaging technology to yield high-resolution 3D imaging systems. The technology was developed primarily for ocean imaging and the operational wavelength is around the blue green portion of the visible spectrum. However, laser eye safety requirements and the need for covert operation preclude operation at a visible wavelength. Arete proposes to join emerging transferred electron (TE) photocathode technology with a high temporal resolution streak tube design to extend the STIL operating range into the near infrared. The near infrared streak tube design relies on the use of high quantum efficiency InGaAs/InP photocathodes. The proposed development effort will produce an integrated design of a near infrared STIL receiver capable of operating near the eye-safe wavelength of 1.55 microns. The result of the combined Phase I and Phase II efforts will produce a component that allows STIL technology to be applied to military and commercial laser radar problems where operation in the NIR is essential.

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