Accession Number:

ADA456334

Title:

Semiconductor YBACUO Uncooled Focal Plane Arrays

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 2003-31 Dec 2005

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT ARLINGTON DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-03-30

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The research has developed a readout circuit design, microbolometer designs, fabricated the readout circuits utilizing the - MOSIS foundry service, tested the readout circuits, integrated microbolometers onto the readout circuit and tested microbolometers fabricated on the readout circuits. The readout circuit was designed according to the MOSIS AMI 1.6 micrometers low noise analog CMOS design rules. The readout circuits were designed using capacitive transimpedance amplifiers CTIA and constant current buffered direct injection CCBDI schemes. Microbolometers were designed to have a detectivity of 10 cmHz 12W with a 200Hz cutoff and 10 9 cmHz12W with a 30 Hz cutoff. This was accomplished with the substitution of only one different mask during the microbolometer fabrication thereby varying the length of the electrode arms. The operational readout circuits were fabricated in a third job submission to MOSIS. The fabrication of microbolometers on the readout circuit does not affect the electrical characteristics of the readout circuit indicating a post-CMOS compatible fabrication process. Test bolometers fabricated on a readout circuit were tested and have displayed responsivity.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE