Princeton Infrared Technologies Receives SBIR Phase II Award for Coherent LADAR Detectors

Leading imaging technology expert, Princeton Infrared Technologies, has received a new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

The Phase II SBIR contract will fund the development of detector arrays for coherent laser detection and ranging (LADAR). Princeton Infrared Technologies will focus on developing detector arrays using multi-quantum well materials enabling detection from 0.9 to 2.4 µm with low-dark current and high-quantum efficiency. This will enable a new generation of high-resolution cameras that can image at, or near, room temperature while allowing high sensitivity in the shortwave-infrared spectrum. The new arrays will be high speed, enabling next-generation coherent LADAR using arrays versus single-element detectors.