NASA SBIR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- S1.04-6866
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Sensor and Detector Technologies for Visible, IR, Far-IR, and Submillimeter
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 INAS Detectors for Infrared Astronomy
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
QmagiQ
22 Cotton Road, Unit H, Suite 180
Nashua, NH 03063
(603) 821-3092

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Mani Sundaram
E-mail:
msundaram@qmagiq.com
Address:
22 Cotton Road, Unit H, Suite 180 Nashua, NH 03063 - 4219
Phone:
(603) 821-3092

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Mani Sundaram
E-mail:
msundaram@qmagiq.com
Address:
22 Cotton Road, Unit H, Suite 180 Nashua, NH 03063 - 4219
Phone:
(603) 821-3092
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 4
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

We propose InAs as a superior alternative to mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) for NASA's astronomy applications in the visible to extended shortwave infrared spectral band (0.7 - 2.5 microns). A key performance parameter, the dark current density, can be achieved by cooling the InAs 20K more than MCT with 2.3 micron cutoff. In return, the InAs will extend spectral coverage to 3.0 microns and offer higher yield, lower cost, and greater availability due to the leveraging of mature group III-V growth/process equipment. In Phase I, we will grow and evaluate InAs detector material. In Phase II, we will develop InAs focal plane arrays and a camera and deliver it to NASA for evaluation for astronomy.

 

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
  1. Space- and ground-based infrared astronomy
  2. James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
  3. EUCLID
  4. Wide Field InfraRed Survey Telescope (WFIRST)
Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
  1. Hyperspectral imaging
  2. Product inspection in pharmaceutical and agricultural produce industries
  3. Crop inspection and development
  4. Target recognition and identification for DOD
Duration: 6

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