Methodologies for Developing Extremely Large IR Scene Projectors

Period of Performance: 11/08/2013 - 11/11/2015

$996K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Oleson Convergent Solutions LLC
246 Northridge Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Principal Investigator

Abstract

A scalable, modular emitter array concept was developed in Phase I for creating extremely large arrays from smaller high yield and performance components. The Emitter Focal Plane Module (EFPM) is the building block of such arrays. Edge butting small arrays on the EFPM provides formats as large as 1024x2048 and 400Hz performance options at 1024x1024. Optically combining EFPMs provide scalability up to 2048x2048 and beyond. The EFPM described in this Phase II proposal is producible using several emitter pixel technologies such as resistors, photonic crystals, and IR Light Emitting Diodes. It is also compatible with cryogenic and room temperature environments.