- What is the problem, why is it hard?
Economical sensor arrays fail to follow
Sensor arrays that do follow this law have limited range.
- How is it solved today?
PN junction biasing limits sensors to a sliding 5 or 6 decades
restricting the sensor with noise floors and saturation.
- What is the new technical idea; Why can we succeed now?
Novel, non-obvious, and useful PN junction configurations
eliminate biasing, eliminate amplified noise, and use full sensor range.
- What is the impact if successful?
Devices will deliver output more as the human operator expects
discriminating where available devices fail or require adjustment.
- How will the program be organized?
Test equipment and discrete components on an electronics bench.
Relationships with a university for use of fabrication equipment.
- How will intermediate results be generated?
Initially, simple discrete circuits will be used to test.
Finally, a chip with a functioning image plane will be produced.
- How will progress be measured?
Short monthly reports will show latest circuit and traces.
Short-term, a working pre-amplifier. Long-term, a working image plane.
- What will it cost?
SPICE trace from an Aneuran™ IsInvariant™ pre-amplifier|