SiOnyx Imaging Awarded $3M Program From the US Department of Defense (DoD)
BEVERLY, Mass., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — SiOnyx, Inc. today announced the award of a multiphase contract from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWC DD) in support of the Detect program. Detect looks to develop next generation sensing technologies for detecting laser light in targeting systems.
“We are excited to work with NSWC DD to solve advanced warfighter needs,” says Dr. Martin Pralle, vice president of business development at SiOnyx. “SiOnyx’s technology is ideally suited for imaging applications in tactical environments and we are pleased that the DoD recognizes these benefits.” The primary focus of the contract will be to develop enhanced focal plane array designs for tactical imaging systems. The contract, including all options, is valued at $3M.
This award builds on support by ONR and the Night Vision Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) to develop infrared enhanced silicon detector designs.
SiOnyx is commercializing a patented semiconductor process known as Black Silicon that dramatically enhances the sensitivity of silicon-based photonics. As a result, SiOnyx’s Black Silicon platform represents a significant breakthrough in the development of smaller, cheaper, high-performing photonic devices in applications ranging from simple light detection to advanced digital imaging, photovoltaics and more. Additional information about SiOnyx is available at www.sionyx.com.
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