NASA SBIR 2018-II Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 18-2- S1.04-2143
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER:
 80NSSC18P2022
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Sensor and Detector Technology for Visible, IR, Far IR and Submillimeter
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Tiled Silicon-Photomultiplier Array Read-Out Integrated Circuit
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Freedom Photonics, LLC
41 Aero Camino
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
(805) 967-4900

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Daniel Renner
drenner@freedomphotonics.com
41 Aero Camino
Santa Barbara, CA 93117 - 3104
(805) 729-0514

BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Milan Mashanovitch
mashan@freedomphotonics.com
41 Aero Camino
Santa Barbara, CA 93117 - 3104
(805) 967-4900

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 4
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

The objective of this program is to develop a monolithic, multichannel, photon counting readout integrated circuit (ROIC) that can interface with microchannel plate photomultiplier tubes (MCP-PMT) for high-dynamic range space-based light imaging, detection, and ranging (LIDAR) applications. The ROIC will be designed and implemented in a standard, commercially available silicon-germanium (SiGe) bipolar Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (BiCMOS) process that is well suited to high-speed applications while offering a degree of radiation hardness due to the SiGe. ROIC will be designed to interface with an MCP-PMT detector and have enough flexibility to interface to other photon counting detectors such as silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs).

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

The goal of this proposal is a fully integrated ROIC that interfaces to an MCP-PMT or SiPM array, creating a nearly universal photon counting solution. This meets the existing and urgent ROIC requirements of NASA missions in the realm of aerosol, cloud and oceanographic (ACO) LIDAR measurements. The arrays can also be used for Cosmic Particle Detection missions and is readily adaptable to both airborne and space deployed LIDAR systems.

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

A fully integrated, ROIC that interfaces to an MCP-PMT or SiPM array is also of interest to a number of other government and non-government commercial applications.
Other Government
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Non-Government Commercial Applications of a SiPM ROIC
Medical Imaging
Freedom Photonics will leverage existing commercial relationships to address these applications.

Duration: 24

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