High Temperature Optoelectronics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$300,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
1993
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
18058
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Astralux
2386 Vassar Dr., Boulder, CO, 80303
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Christopher M. Walker
 (303) 492-7327
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
There are no commercial amplifiers that can operate at temperatures above 125 degrees Celsius. We will combine two comparable wide bandgap semiconducting materials to make electronic amplifiers and switches that operate at high temperatures (at least 500 degrees Celsius). These devices can be controlled remotely by a light beam. Hence wireless coupling to a room temperature macroprocessor is possible. The vast potential market for these devices includes monitoring and control of engines: diesel engine on trains, ships, ships, subs, trucks and buses; also rocket engines, power stations, nuclear plants, and heating systems.

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