Accession Number:

ADA265447

Title:

Superconducting SQUID Amplifiers for IR Detectors and Other Applications: Phase 2

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

HYPRES INC ELMSFORD NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The subject of this report is a completed Phase II SBIR project to develop a superconducting analog multiplexer circuit. The intended application of the multiplexer is as a component of processing circuitry for a superconducting infrared focal plane array IR FPA. Development of the IR FPA is in progress under a separate contract. Among the accomplishments that are described below is the fabrication and testing of a functioning, superconducting, 20-input multiplexer, appropriate for use with an IR FPA. The motivation for developing a superconducting multiplexer circuit derives primarily from the significant potential advantages of an all-superconducting IR FPA system, i.e. a system in which the detectors, as well as the associated processing circuitry, are superconducting. Section III of this report reviews the subject of superconducting IR FPAs. Chief among the advantages of such systems is the potential for larger arrays with greater numbers of detectors than is now possible.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Computer Hardware
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE