Awards

$100K

Linear-mode, Wide FOV, Single Photon Counting APD Ladar Array

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA06-013
Budget: 04/09/07 - 10/09/07
PI: Dr. Ayub Fathimulla

The overall objective of the proposed SBIR program is to develop compact, low-cost, low power and ultra-high sensitivity semiconductor ladar photoreceivers with linear mode photon counting capabilities that will be at once capable of high image, range and angular resolution. Specifically, we will model, design, analyze, fabricate and test and de...

$100K

Monolithic Time Delay Integrated APD Arrays

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 07-1
Budget: 01/01/07 - 12/31/07
PI: Dr. Ayub Fathimulla

The overall goal of the proposed program by Epitaxial Technologies is to develop monolithic time delay integrated avalanche photodiode (APD) arrays with sensitivity and dynamic range at least an order of magnitude better than currently available ladar sensors and free-space optical communication terminals. We will accomplish this by monolithical...

$99.8K

Development of Dilute Nitride SL Technology for VLWIR Detectors

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Delaware

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA06-T011
Budget: 08/23/06 - 02/23/07
PI: Dr. Ayub Fathimulla

Epitaxial Technologies' overall objective is to develop innovative detector technologies that can be used to produce enhanced quantum efficiency and high detectivity VLWIR sensors that can operate at high temperatures. The goal of Phase I will be to investigate dilute nitride strain layer superlattice material structures that are capable of enha...

$69.6K

Ultra-Linear High Efficiency GaN based microwave integrated Circuits

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: The Ohio State University

Agency: Navy
Topic: N06-T009
Budget: 08/01/06 - 05/31/07
PI: Dr. Ayub Fathimulla

The goal of this program is to develop high linearity and high efficiency power amplifiers through innovative ultra linear transistors and digital signal processing (DSP) circuit linearization techniques for airborne or UAV applications. Specifically, we will demonstrate average output power, PAE, and inter-modulation distortion (IMD) of 150 Wat...

$99.8K

Vertically Integrated Dual Color Infrared InAs/InGaAs SLS Detectors.

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF06-267
Budget: 04/07/06 - 04/09/07
PI: Dr. Ayub Fathimulla

For this Phase I SBIR project, Epitaxial Technologies proposes new tunable detectors that are designed to be spectral band limited and whose spectral window can be continuously varied with applied bias. Specifically, we will develop high sensitivity, monolithic reconfigurable two color SLS detectors and arrays having simultaneous response in the...

$69.9K

Low cost photoreceiver for high range resolution range finder

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A05-101
Budget: 12/15/05 - 06/15/06
PI: Dr. Ayub Fathimulla

The goal of this Phase I SBIR project is to develop and optimize a nanowatt range finder photoreceiver incorporating a novel 1.54-um monolithically integrated, optically preamplified photoreceiver, capable of 90% probability of detection at pulse-widths as small as 2 nsec. In Phase I, we will perform initial photoreceiver development and determi...

$750K

High sensitivity, 1.06 um ladar photoreceivers with micro digitized pixels

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA04-038
Budget: 06/02/05 - 06/02/07
PI: Dr. Ayub Fathimulla

This Phase II SBIR project will develop 1064-nm true single photon counting, semiconductor ladar photoreceivers for enhanced ABL and EKV resolution and engagement range, which will significantly increase their hit-to-kill capability with reduced size, weight and power. The basis of the proposed effort is a combination of on-chip digitization and...

$99.5K

High Sensitivity InAs-InGaSb Strained-Layer Superlattice Detector Arrays

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA04-174
Budget: 03/04/05 - 09/04/05
PI: Dr. Ayub Fathimulla

The overall goal of this SBIR project is to develop low cost, low dark current, enhanced quantum efficiency and high sensitivity and uniformity monolithic detectors and arrays having response in spectral range greater than 12 um and operating at temperatures higher than 77K. Epitaxial Technologies' Phase I objective is to establish the feasibili...

$600K

Compact, Low Cost APD Arrays with Built-in Optical Amplification

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 05-2
Budget: 01/01/05 - 12/31/05
PI: Dr. Olaleye A. Aina

The overall goal of this proposed Phase II SBIR program by Epitaxial Technologies is to develop a compact, low-cost, low power, low noise and ultra-sensitive avalanche photodiode (APD) arrays with built-in optical pre-amplification (in addition to internal electrical gain) and having a fill factor and bandwidth of 90% and 5.0 GHz respectively. I...

$99.5K

High sensitivity, 1.06 um ladar photoreceivers with micro digitized pixels

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA04-038
Budget: 05/28/04 - 11/28/04
PI: Dr. Ayub Fathimulla

The objective of this Phase 1 SBIR project is to develop highly sensitive 1.06-um ladar photoreceivers for enhanced ABL and EKV resolution and engagement range, which will significantly increase their hit-to-kill capability. The basis of the proposed effort is a combination of on-chip digitization and optical amplification to enhance sensitivity...

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