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High Temperature and High QE Broadband Longwave Infrared SLS FPA for LANDSAT

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
115395
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.04
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
QmagiQ, LLC
22 Cotton Road Unit H, Suite 180 Nashua, NH 03063-4219
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: High Temperature and High QE Broadband Longwave Infrared SLS FPA for LANDSAT
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CE21P
Award Amount: $125,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a high-performance broadband infrared focal plane array (FPA) for the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on NASA's LANDSAT satellite. The FPA will feature a cutoff wavelength of 13 microns, operate at>55K, have a format of 640x512, quantum efficiency>30%, and will be realized using Type-II InAs/GaSb strained layer superlattice (SLS) photodiodes. In Phase I we will develop the basic diode with extended cutoff wavelength and pixel passivation improved in order to support high temperature operation. Phase II will optimize design, material, and process to develop and deliver FPAs to NASA-GSFC for evaluation. The relatively high operating temperature promised by SLS is expected to be of particular benefit to LANDSAT.

Principal Investigator:

Mani Sundaram
Principal Investigator
6038213092
msundaram@qmagiq.com

Business Contact:

Mani Sundaram
Business Official
6038213092
msundaram@qmagiq.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QmagiQ
22 Cotton Road, Unit H, Suite 180 Nashua, NH 03063-4219

EIN/Tax ID: 721569915
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No