Leading imaging solutions company, Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT), has received a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from US Gov's Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to fund the development of a 128x128 on 50µm pixel pitch radiation hardened Laser Detection and Ranging (LADAR) system.
Princeton Infrared Technologies will focus on developing a flash LADAR module featuring indium gallium arsenide phosphide (InGaAsP) linear mode avalanche photodiodes (APDs) optimized for detection of 1.06µm light hybridized to a custom ROIC and operated with camera electronics.
In Phase I, PIRT developed the InGaAsP APD material structure and a unique ROIC circuit optimized for the application. Martin H. Ettenberg, Ph.D., president of Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc., notes, “We are excited about this Phase II research. The new APD detector structure combined with this unique ROIC design will enable an exciting space-based 3D LADAR system.”
About Princeton Infrared Technologies (PIRT)
Specialists in indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) imaging technology, PIRT focuses on design and manufacture of both shortwave infrared cameras, and one- and two-dimensional imaging arrays. All products are created in the company’s fabless environment under strict testing and quality control guidelines, providing innovative and cost-effective detectors that image in the visible, near- and shortwave-infrared wavelengths. Application areas include spectroscopy for sorting materials, moisture detection, thermal imaging, night vision, and laser imaging for military, industrial, and commercial markets.