Advanced Ternary SLS for 2-Color LW/LW FPA for Interceptor Seekers

Period of Performance: 08/15/2011 - 02/17/2012

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Intelligent Epitaxy Technology, Inc.
1250 E. Collins Blvd.
Richardson, TX 75081
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

This Phase I SBIR effort will develop robust and high performance infrared detector technology based on GaSb-based Type II strained-layer superlattices (SLS). The advanced device design will be based on the Naval Research Lab (NRL) W-barrier and Ternary absorber epitaxy materials system. The detector design will focus on the two-color LW/LW for interceptor seeker application. The SLS detector design efforts will be done jointly with NRL and QmagiQ. The Sb-based SLS MBE will be grown at IntelliEPI epi foundry using proprietary in-situ tools to fully characterize and optimize the growth. Device fabrication and testing will be done by QmagiQ.