NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 S1.05-8877
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Detector Technologies for UV, X-Ray, Gamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Instruments
PROPOSAL TITLE: Design and Development of High Gain AlGaN Avalanche Photodiode Arrays

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
MAGNOLIA OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
52 B Cummings Park, #314
Woburn, MA 01801 - 2123
(781) 503-1200

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Ashok K Sood
aksood@magnoliaoptical.com
52 B Cummings Park, #314
Woburn, MA 01801 - 2123
(781) 503-1200 Extension :105

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Ashok K Sood
aksood@magnoliaoptical.com
52 B Cummings Park, #314
Woburn, MA 01801 - 2123
(781) 503-1200 Extension :105

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 6

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Detector Technologies for UV, X-Ray, Gamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Instruments is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Future NASA missions that include Explorers, Discovery, Cosmic Origins, Vision Missions and Earth Sciences, and Planetary Science Missions will benefit from development of High Gain AlGaN UV APD Arrays. High resolution imaging in Ultraviolet (UV) band has a lot of potential applications for various NASA systems. UV band offers exciting opportunities for NASA systems as one can use short wavelength and various solar blind regions for high spatial resolution. As part of the proposed NASA Phase I SBIR program, Magnolia working with Professor Russell Dupuis of Georgia Tech will model, design and develop high performance with high gain GaN/AlGaN UVAPD's that can be implemented in future NASA missions.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Future NASA missions will require UV APD detector arrays that also have very high gain. AlGaN based UVAPD's offers wide choices for fine-tuning the bands of interest in UV band. This will allow precise detection of UV signatures. With AlGaN UVAPD, the wavelength can be tuned to the band of interest in UV band. The objective of the Proposed NASA Phase I SBIR is to model, design and develop the necessary technology for high performance GaN/AlGaN small pixel size UVAPD's that can be implemented in future NASA System Applications. As part of the Phase I SBIR effort, Magnolia will work with the NASA Program Manager to define the system applications of interest and use the technology development effort to support the NASA mission. Magnolia has an excellent team to carry out the proposed Phase I technical effort. Dr. Ashok Sood will be the Principal Investigator at Magnolia for the technical effort. The team includes Professor Russell Dupuis of Georgia Tech, a world renowned expert in development of GaN/AlGaN materials for APD's and related devices.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
UV Detectors and Sensors are useful in a wide variety of industrial, military, and scientific applications where detection of UV radiation plays a key role. Most of these applications for detection and/or measurement require high performance UV Sensors Systems.. Ultraviolet high gain APD arrays capture unique target signatures, which provide critical information for several applications that include machine vision, solar blind imaging, and chemical and biological applications for detection of surface residues and biological agents. The market for AlGaN based UVAPD Sensors is expected to grow rapidly over the next 10 years

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Characterization
Detectors (see also Sensors)
Materials & Structures (including Optoelectronics)
Materials (Insulator, Semiconductor, Substrate)
Nanomaterials
Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE; NDT)
Optical/Photonic (see also Photonics)
Prototyping
Radiometric
Ultraviolet

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