SBIR Phase I: A Short-Wave Infrared Focal Plane Array With In Pixel Phase Sensitive Detection

Period of Performance: 01/01/2003 - 12/31/2003

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Sensors Unlimited, Inc.
3490 Route 1, Building 12
Princeton, NJ 08540
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I project will develop and deliver an indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) active pixel focal plane array (FPA) capable of phase sensitive detection. The FPA will be sensitive to the short-wave infrared (0.9 `m to 1.7 `m) making it suitable for use with eye safe lasers. Each pixel of the FPA will act as a lock-in amplifier allowing the imager to detect low power modulated signals in the presence of high background illumination.