Interband Cascade Infrared Light Emitting Diodes for IR Scene Simulation

Period of Performance: 09/20/2005 - 03/20/2006

$100K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Maxion Technologies, Inc.
6525 Belcrest Road, Suite 523
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

State University of New York Binghamtom
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902
Institution POC

Abstract

Maxion Technologies, in collaboration with a research team at The State University of New York at Stony Brook, proposes to adapt its interband cascade (IC) laser technology to create IR light-emitting-diode (LED) arrays that emit in the 3-5-micron spectral region and can meet necessary array performance requirements for IR scene projection. IC-based arrays will provide point and extended source emission with high-effective temperatures (>3000 K) and with sub-microsecond response times, allowing for IR scene simulations with high dynamic range, significantly improving MDA's ability to fully test and validate candidate infrared sensors and seekers.