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    1. 1. Acumen Scientific an overview
    2. 2. Range of Activities <ul><li>Imaging Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ultraviolet to infrared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detector to system level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fabrication to analyses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Display Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IR Scene projectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plasma displays (UV-IR) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MEMS & PBG devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IR emitters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Device fab </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tech. transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Instrumentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Imagers & spectrographs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IR microscopes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High temperature R&D </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Semiconductor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Miscellaneous </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis (incl. failure) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optics design </li></ul></ul>Wide Range of Technical Expertise <ul><li>Imaging Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ultraviolet to infrared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detector to system level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fabrication to analyses </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Who We Are <ul><li>Steve Solomon – President & founder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PhD Physics & Astronomy, Univ. Rochester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 years at RVS, 7 years Acumen Scientific </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bob Ginn – Dir. Engineering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MS Physics, UM/LBSU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>19 years at RVS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alan Hoffman - Chief Scientist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PhD Physics, Princeton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>28 years at RVS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Peter Love – Sr. Scientist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PhD Physics, UCSB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 years at RVS </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Focal Planes: We do it all <ul><li>Detectors: Physics, materials, & fab </li></ul><ul><li>ROICs Concept -> Design -> Test </li></ul><ul><li>FPA Manufacturing: Front & back ends </li></ul><ul><li>Test: photon counting to tactical </li></ul><ul><li>System level: analysis, specs, flow-down </li></ul><ul><li>Failure Analysis Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Strong, personal relationships with all suppliers </li></ul>
    5. 5. Display Technology I Device Physics Device Design & Fab SBIR Phase I SBIR Phase II 2004 2005 2006 2007
    6. 6. Display Technology II Technology Development for Spectrally Versatile Emitter Microcavity plasma Plasmasphere™ 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 SBIR Phase I SBIR Phase II ATC Multicolor Program
    7. 7. Instrumentation <ul><li>7-26  m camera/spectrographs </li></ul><ul><li>TReCS (UFl/Gemini South) </li></ul><ul><li>MIRSI (BU/IRTF) </li></ul><ul><li>Michelle (ROE/UKIRT) </li></ul><ul><li>Falcon-Talon (LLNL) </li></ul><ul><li>Acumen Capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>System-level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flow-downs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All aspects of test </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wafer probing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System/camera </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagnostic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Optics </li></ul>Scientific to Aerospace Applications
    8. 8. Materials <ul><li>SBIR Phase 2 Contract (MDA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal: 3000 K resistive IR scene projectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dielectrics, metals, semi-metals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific material requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Melting point </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Electrical conductivity, TCR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thermal conductivity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mechanical strength </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stability </li></ul></ul></ul>World leader in resistive projector technology
    9. 9. MEMS & PBG devices <ul><li>Technology transfer activities </li></ul><ul><li>Device design & optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Device physics </li></ul><ul><li>Fabrication </li></ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Failure analysis </li></ul>Innovative ideas and applications
    10. 10. Manufacturing Experience <ul><li>Failure analysis/Yield improvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analytic data evaluation (SEM, SIMS, RBS, XPS, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DOE, fishbone, 5 whys </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Capabilities Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data mining </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturing Modeling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data extraction, probability & “what if” scenarios, Monte Carlo techniques </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Product flow improvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cycle time / capacity improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fab and process flow simplification / optimization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New process development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lean, value chain/value stream mapping, spaghetti charts, visual planning, critical chain, poka yoke, kanban, QFD, 5S’s </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. How can we help you? <ul><li>Knowledgeable across all aspects of imaging technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Detectors, ROICs, electronics, test, optics, system concepts & analyses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Experienced in production environment </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled in analysis & modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiastic and energetic </li></ul>

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